Bonn – The "One Health" working group of the University Hospital and the University of Bonn pursues a holistic vision of the health of human beings, animals and the environment. Scientists from the fields of medicine, microbiology, chemistry and agriculture are working together beyond institutes and faculties to develop research projects to protect against antibiotic-resistant germs and to consolidate their skills.
"The health of humans, animals and the environment is closely linked.These relationships require a global vision," said Martin Exner, director of the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health ( IHPH) of the Bonn University Hospital. The working group includes the Faculty of Agriculture, the Institute of Animal Sciences, the FoodNet Center and the Faculty of Medicine with the IHPH and the Institute of Medical Microbiology, the Institute of Medical Sciences, the Institute of Animal Sciences, the University of Toronto, and the Institute of Medical Microbiology. immunology and parasitology (IMMIP).
"One Health is our common ground, with which we examine all relevant issues for the distribution of antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment, but also in humans and animals, connections and routes of transmission, "said the head of the working group, Ricarda Schmithausen of the IHPH. ,
The "One Health" working group was created from a joint project called "HyReKA", funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The abbreviation stands for "biological or hygienic-medical relevance and control of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in clinical, agricultural and municipal wastewater and their importance in raw water".
At present, One-Health-Labor will be equipped on the Poppelsdorf and Venusberg campuses in Bonn. According to the working group, the prevention potential of the approach to public health protection is still far from exhausted. © HIL / Good medical