What is One Health? One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple health science professions, together with their related disciplines and institutions – working locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and our environment.
Why does One Health matter?
Worldwide, nearly 75 percent of all emerging human infectious diseases in the past three decades originated in animals.
Environmental health may affect human and animal health through contamination, pollution and poor conditions that may lead to new infectious agents.
The world population is projected to grow from 7 billion in 2011 to 9 billion by 2050.
To provide adequate healthcare, food and water for the growing global population, the health professions, and their related disciplines and institutions, must work together.
The human-animal bond beneficially impacts the health of both people and animals.
Foodborne GBS outbreaks & how you can help
Dr. Timothy Barkham and Dr. Swaine Chen have led the investigation on the foodborne outbreak in SE Asia that has been linked to a particular strain of group B strep causing invasive sepsis in otherwise healthy adults. Please view their superb investigative work in the videos below as well as check out their twitter thread HERE. If you are aware of any outbreaks of group B strep, please contact them at the emails below their videos.