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CVM Joins National One Health Partnership

October 25th, 2012

A unique partnership has formed to educate young people about zoonotic disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Department of Agriculture have asked the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine to join the OSU Extension ServiceĀ  in developing tools to teach kids in 4-H about disease transmission between animals and humans. The primary goal of the new program will be prevention to improve public health.

The pilot project is divided into task groups assigned by state. Dr. Aurora Villarroel is representing CVM as a member of the Health Ambassadors group. They will be creating materials to teach youth how to be leaders in the prevention of zoonotic disease through best practices at 4-H fairs and exhibitions.

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