07 May 2014

Toward One Health: are public health stakeholders aware of the field of animal health?

Fernanda C. Dorea, CĂ©line Dupuy, Flavie Vial, Tera L. Reynolds, Judy E. Akkina

Motivated by the perception that human and veterinary medicines can cooperate in more ways than just fighting zoonoses, the authors organized a roundtable during the 2013 annual meeting of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS). Collaborations between human and animal health sectors were reported to often rise in response to zoonotic outbreaks (during crisis time) and be mainly based on personal networks. Ways to maintain and strengthen these links were discussed.
Keywords: One Health; one medicine; public health; animal health; veterinary public health
(Published: 15 April 2014)
Citation: Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 2014, 4: 24267 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/iee.v4.24267

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