One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. The goal of One Health is to encourage the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines-working locally, nationally, and globally-to achieve the best health for people, animals, and our environment.
A One Health approach is important because 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals.
One Health Fact Sheet
- Zoonotic Disease Prioritization
- Prioritizing Zoonoses for Global Health Capacity Building—Themes from One Health Zoonotic Disease Workshops in 7 Countries, 2014–2016 (EID)
- Harmful Algal Bloom–Associated Illnesses in Humans and Dogs Identified Through a Pilot Surveillance System — New York, 2015 (MMWR)
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- Page last reviewed: July 14, 2017
- Page last updated: November 14, 2017
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