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Friday, July 31, 2015

#FF Summer Reading and Relaxing

As we have done for the last several years, during the summer months we review a couple books or blogs that we think are worth reading....or at least thinking about reading.  Since I’m on vacation this week the topic of summer reading is relevant and I’m doing just that; lounging in the sun, relaxing and catching up on some books I've been meaning to dive into.  Admittedly, not all my reading is educational.  I’m balancing my time between education and complete and utter fluff.  By utter fluff, I mean books that I only read on my Kobo so that people cannot see what drivel I am reading!

Here are a few of the blogs I have been checking out while enjoying the sun:

One Health Initiative: One Health (formerly called One Medicine) is dedicated to improving the lives of all species—human and animal—through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental science.  While they do not have a blog, they do have quite a library of newsletters that cover quite a wide range of topics and since the concept of One Health is something I intend to focus on this year this is definitely my go to site.


Worms & Germs Blog: is an educational website coordinated by Drs. Scott Weese and Maureen Anderson of the Ontario Veterinary College's Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses.  I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Weese speak at numerous conferences.  As a great speaker and researcher, there is a plethora of information to be gleaned from this blog!  Similar to Talk Clean To Me, Worms & Germs will discuss published papers...who knew dog licks could be fatal?


ZED Blog: ZED stands for Zoonotic & Emerging Diseases.  Anyone who uses acronyms MUST be on my reading list!  ZED is a group that study a wide range of epidemiological issues revolving around domestic livestock, peri-domestic wildlife and humans, in particular the epidemiology of zoonotic and emerging and re-emerging diseases.  Sounds like a pretty cool group to me!  ZED can be followed on Twitter @ZoonoticDisease.


Marler Blog:  Okay, this may be an odd one to add to a list.  Bill Marler, the author of this blog is actually a personal injury and products liability attorney who specializes in litigating foodborne illness cases.  Mr. Marler spends most of his time addressing food industry groups, fair associations, and public health groups about foodborne illness litigation and issues surrounding it.  Being the litigator behind the famous Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak, his blog has some pretty interesting readings from a completely different perspective! Mr. Marler can be followed on Twitter @bmarler.


I hope you’ll take the opportunity to check these blogs out!  Now I’m off to go back to basking in the sun and reading a little more fluff!

Bugging Off!                                                                                                                                                                                      


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