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Provost Bruce McPheron officially opens GOHi Eastern Africa officeEach year, thousands of Ethiopians are infected with rabies, and many die from it. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethiopia reports the highest number of rabies deaths in the world, yet it is an underestimation because countless cases go undetected and untreated.

In fact, in 2016, new research documented that Ethiopia had one of the highest infection rates for zoonotic diseases (transmissible from animals to humans), such as brucellosis, rabies, anthrax and others. Ethiopia is not alone in these rates – other Eastern African countries also suffer from the burden of mortality and morbidity from these illnesses.

The common link among these infectious diseases, and others including Zika or Ebola, is that they occur at the interface of humans, animals and the ecosystem. One Health is a method approach to combat diseases that occur at this interface with a comprehensive system involving research, policy and practice.

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The Ohio State University is ranked in the top 5 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 20 for its international student enrollment, according to a national report Monday, November 13.

Ohio State ranks 5th among the nation’s colleges and universities and 1st in the Big Ten with 2,886 students studying abroad in 2015-16, a 6.5 percent increase over the previous year. Ohio State ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of students participating in short-term programs with 2,774 studying abroad for one to eight weeks during the academic year. Ohio State ranks 17th in the nation with 7,684* international students enrolled in 2016, an 8 percent increase in enrollment from the previous year.

These findings were issued as part of the 2017 Open Doors Report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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    Apply for Polish Studies Initiative Grants and Scholarships

    The Polish Studies Initiative of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies is seeking applications for faculty and graduate student research grants, as well as undergraduate and graduate stud ...

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    Astronomy Professors awarded Women in STEM Roadshow Grant

    Ohio State astronomy professors Sultana Nahar and Anil Pradhan received a new grant from the U.S. Consulate New Delhi to organize nine workshops in several cities for science, technology, engineeri ...

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