One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. It is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
A One Health approach is important because 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals.
- Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Workshop Report – Mozambique pdf icon[PDF – 29 pages]
- CDC Yellow Book 2020
- CDC supports WHO declaration of “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” for Ebola outbreak in eastern region of The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Press Release – July 17, 2019)
- Bats Lead in U.S. Rabies Risk (Press Release – June 12, 2019)