One Health recognizes that the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected. After all, approximately 75% of new emerging human infections have their origin in zoonotic agents, meaning that they are naturally transmitted from animals to humans. Ebola, HIV, dengue and MERS CoV are but some of the most recent infectious agents that have moved from animals to humans, with a devastating impact on public health. Therefore health science professionals, key opinion leaders and public health officials need to work together to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, and our environment.
The One Health Platform is a strategic forum of stakeholders and a One Health reference network that aims to enhance understanding of and preparedness for the current and future outbreaks of zoonoses, emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals, and antimicrobial resistance, including the ecological and environmental factors which impact on these diseases.
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