One Health: From Ideas to Implementation, Rhetoric to Reality

Sunday, February 20, 2011: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
207A (Washington Convention Center )
Emerging zoonotic diseases, food- and water-borne diseases, and environmental change pose increasing threats to health on a global basis. Improvements are needed in our ability to detect and respond to emerging zoonotic agents, particularly those that appear suddenly and are capable of spreading over large areas. The emergence of diseases is a huge public health threat everywhere, especially with the impact of being able to travel to any point in the world in a day. Diseases do not respect borders. This session will focus on implementing One Health principles through concrete actions, in particular, via monitoring and surveillance at the human-animal-environment interface.
Barbara Hyde, American Society for Microbiology
Ronald Atlas, University of Louisville
and Stanley Maloy, San Diego State University
Stanley Maloy, San Diego State University
Overview of One Health: People, Animals, and the Environment
Tracey S. McNamara, Western University of Health Sciences
The Role of Animal Surveillance in Detecting Emerging Infectious Diseases
Louise Gresham, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Global Health and Security Initiative
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