Nina's Notes: One Health policy, statistics, and influenza

Welcome to the second installment of Nina's Notes.

(Check the last installment for a crash course in Virology, Epidemiology, Bacteriology, Immunology and Parasitology.)

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As always, comments, corrections and questions are welcome!

This week, the professors of the Royal Veterinary College bring you, through my colorful and cramped sketches:

What the heck is One Health, anyway?

Policy Perspectives in One Health


Don't worry, I left most of these out... they don't come with pretty pictures :(

Agents of Infectious Disease:  Influenza


  1. Money quotes:

    “Recognize that food (enough food production) is no longer the issue.”

    “Use the land already under production better (not necessarily through more “efficient”/ ”intensive” production.”

    Surprised that a 40-liter producing cow in Africa takes less land than a 100-liter producing cow in UK, which is largely fed with grains grown on land that produces huge amounts per acre. A UK cow would have to use 100/40 = 2.5 times more acres : )

    1. The land-sharing/land-sparing debate is alive and well here at the Royal Vet College and LSHTM! I ask everyone's opinion and never hear the same one twice.

      On the cow, I believe Dr. Kock meant that the 100-liter-producing UK cow uses more land per cow, not per liter of milk. So, the UK cow uses more land-per-cow and less land-per-liter, but that apparent efficiency comes with costs that might include worker health, water and land pollution, antimicrobial resistance, carbon and methane.


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