According to the CDC, the goal of One Health is to encourage collaboration between multiple disciplines locally, nationally and globally to improve health for people, animals and the environment.
A One Health approach, which takes into consideration that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment, is crucial to the field of infectious disease as more than half of all infections that people acquire originate from animals, according to the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
Nov. 3 is One Health Day, an international campaign to demonstrate the need for a One Health approach to public health. Infectious Disease News has collected top stories from our One Health resource center to commemorate this day and raise awareness of One Health’s importance to clinicians.
One Health approach essential to controlling public health threats
In this cover story, Infectious Disease News spoke with several experts to better understand the history of One Health, how it can address infectious disease threats and what clinicians can do to be more involved. Read more.
As Madagascar plague outbreak loosens grip, concerns linger
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has started to decline in recent weeks, with 12 previously affected districts reporting no new confirmed or probable cases, according to WHO. Read more.
Nonedemic regions in Africa at high risk for viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks
Regions in Africa that are currently considered nonendemic for viral hemorrhagic fever are actually highly susceptible to outbreaks, according to researchers. Read more.
Experts issue recommendations for reducing antibiotic use in livestock
A new report authored by 12 antibiotic resistance experts outlines policy recommendations that aim to address the contribution of antibiotic use in livestock in the United States to the global threat of drug resistance. Read more.
Five French patients infected with hepatitis E strain found in rabbits
In a rare finding, researchers in France discovered five cases of human infection with a hepatitis E virus strain found in rabbits. Read more.
CDC. NCEZID: Taking a One Health approach. https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/what-we-do/our-topics/one-health.html. Accessed on November 2, 2017.
CDC. One Health Basics. https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/basics/index.html. Accessed on November 2, 2017.
One Health Initiative. One Health News. http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php. Accessed on November 2, 2017.