Why Should Physicians Be Interested in One Health?

A coronavirus that may cause SARS. (transwikie...

A coronavirus that may cause SARS. (transwikied from en.wikipedia.org) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) predicts new infectious diseases such as SARS, H5N1, Pandemic and Swine flu will continue to emerge whilst known diseases spread to new geographical areas. Health workers play an important role in the initial recognition of these new diseases with approximately two-thirds of emerging infectious diseases being vectorborne or zoonotic diseases.

This link is to a short article posted to the One Health Initiative  an American movement which aims to build links between human, animal and environmental health disciplines.

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