First Annual One Health Day To Recognize Holistic Approach To Protecting Animal, Human Health

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: ‘One Health’ — A Comprehensive Approach To Preventing Disease, Saving Lives
Casey Barton Behravesh, director of the CDC One Health Office, writes, “[A] ‘One Health’ approach is used at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify and minimize the risk from zoonotic diseases, the technical term for diseases that spread between animals and people. One Health is becoming increasingly viewed as a cornerstone to a strong public health effort. That’s one reason November 3 has been designated the first annual ‘One Health Day,’ a day designed to draw attention — and appreciation — to an important, yet sometimes under-recognized, approach for protecting health…” (11/1).

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