The One Health Initiative team of Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD and Jack Woodall, PhD proudly announces that Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH has officially joined with our autonomous pro bono team/website, www.onehealthinitiative.com, as an active participant. We greatly appreciate and welcome her addition to our One Health efforts.
As interest in the One Health Initiative increases, one of the first things that crosses the mind of a human health professional learning of the concept is that with increasing contact between humans and animals, there is increasing risk of zoonotic disease: infections crossing from animals to humans. We know that among recently emerging infectious diseases, more than 2/3 are zoonotic in origin, meaning that they originated as animal diseases.
Over the past decade, human medicine has become more "evidence based." Under this paradigm, recommended clinical policies regarding prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases should be based on explicit evidence of the value of a particular approach.