Announcements

Websites and Resources
CDC launches reporting system for harmful algal blooms and associated human and animal illnesses
The CDC recently launched a reporting system for harmful algal blooms, as well as a new website with important information for both health officials and the public. The One Health Harmful Algal Bloom System (OHHABS) collects data on harmful algal blooms and associated human and animal illness. This voluntary reporting system is accessible to state and territorial public health partners. OHHABS is an example of One Health surveillance. One Health is an approach that recognizes that human, animal, and environmental health are interconnected, and that human health, animal health, and environmental health communities can more effectively address many linked health challenges by working together. The new Harmful Algal Bloom website provides information about harmful algal blooms and associated illnesses for the general public, including ways that people can protect themselves, their families and their pets.


Conferences
The 10th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria
The 10th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria will be held in Wuhan, China from October 23-28, 2016.

The 17th International Conference on Harmful Algae
The 17th International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA) will be held in Florianópolis, Brazil, October 9-14, 2015.



Last updated: July 8, 2016