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One Health

Resources related to the One Health Initiative - recognizing connections between the health of people, animals, and the environment.

One Health Initiative

One Health is the multi-disciplinary, systems approach that works locally, regionally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal well-being for people and society, the environment and plants and animals.  Together, the three major components make up the One Health triad, and the well-being of each is inextricably linked to the others in the triad.

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Books

One Health: People, Animals and the Environment (2014)

Emerging infectious diseases are often due to environmental disruption, which exposes microbes to a different niche that selects for new virulence traits and facilitates transmission between animals and humans. Thus, health of humans also depends upon health of animals and the environment - a concept called One Health. This book presents core concepts, compelling evidence, successful applications, and remaining challenges of One Health approaches to thwarting the threat of emerging infectious disease. Written by scientists working in the field, this book will provide a series of "stories" about how disruption of the environment and transmission from animal hosts is responsible for emerging human and animal diseases. Explains the concept of One Health and the history of the One Health paradigm shift . Traces the emergence of devastating new diseases in both animals and humans. Presents case histories of notable, new zoonoses, including West Nile virus, hantavirus, Lyme disease, SARS, and salmonella. Links several epidemic zoonoses with the environmental factors that promote them. Offers insight into the mechanisms of microbial evolution toward pathogenicity. Discusses the many causes behind the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Presents new technologies and approaches for public health disease surveillance. Offers political and bureaucratic strategies for promoting the global acceptance of One Health.

Krauskopf Memorial Library - Lower Level 362.1 On2a Copy 1
ISBN 9781555818425, 1555818420

Beyond One Health: From Recognition to Results (2018)

Tackling One Health from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this book offers in-depth insight into how our health and the health of every living creature and our ecosystem are all inextricably connected. Presents critical population health topics, written by an international group of experts. Addresses the technical aspects of the subject. Offers potential policy solutions to help mitigate current threats and prevent additional threats from occurring. 

Krauskopf Memorial Library - Lower Level 362.1 B468 Copy 1
ISBN 9781119194491, 1119194490

One Health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches (2015)

With contributions from international authors in the fields of veterinary and animal science, epidemiology, environmental science, tropical medicine, and public health, One Health synthesizes the central elements of current OH research and practice in one broad-ranging volume. It includes extensive information about zoonotic diseases with discussions of diseases of wildlife, farm animals, domestic pets, and humans. Also covered are real-world considerations―sanitation, economics, food security, and evaluations of the success of vaccination programs. One Health also discusses approaches to putting OH policy into practice and positive aspects of OH including the human-animal bond. Case studies are widely used throughout as well as textbox summaries, best practice examples, and emergency protocols.

Krauskopf Memorial Library - Lower Level 362.1 On2 Copy 1
ISBN 9781780643410, 1780643411