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Bovine tuberculosis (TB) cases continue to be present in cattle and wild animals in the United States despite ongoing efforts to eradicate the disease in livestock and wildlife reservoirs, which imposes a major burden for U.S. agriculture.

Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM, is currently academy professor and dean emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University. He has served as dean for three separate colleges and is a leader in both agriculture and public health.

We are saddened by the passing of two wonderful One Health supporters, partners and leaders from Ethiopia this past month, but are honored to have known and worked with Professor Getachew Tilahun and former President of Ethiopia, Girma Woldegiorgis.

GOHi’s Regional Director DR. Getnet Yimer, Deputy Regional Director Kassahun Asmare and Operations Manager Tewodros Abebe were in Columbus from October 30 – November 10.

Tigist Endashaw, regional program manager and deputy country representative, participated in the historic U.S. higher education delegation to Sudan.

A travel award from Ohio State alumni and GOHi supporter, Tom Mack, DVM, enabled Laura Binkley to attend the Rabies in the Americas (RITA) conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Awa Aidara-Kane, MD, PhD, is a coordinator in the Department of Food Safety and Zoonosis, World Health Organization (WHO), and the lead in the WHO Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AGISAR), Geneva, Switzerland.

Ohio State's Global One Health initiative and campus partners held the 2018 One Health Day Symposium on November 1 - 2 to bring the local and global community members together in recognition of One Health Day, observed annually on November 3.

Balbine Jourdan is a senior veterinary student at Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, who is also pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health. She recently presented her research on the species takin.

Daniel Gustafson, PhD, serves as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as Deputy Director-General for Programmes. He has worked in agriculture and rural development for over 30 years.