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Prominent One Health Advocate-Speaker-Author & Public Health Expert Joins One Health Initiative Team

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.

"Contagion" and Emergin Infectious Diseases from an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Perspective

The past two decades have seen some remarkable emergence of new and deadly pathogens, from SARS to avian influenza H5N1 and the novel 2009 H1N1 influenza strain. It is often pointed out that a majority of recent emerging infections are “zoonotic” (transmitted from animals to people) in origin.

Moving from "Us vs. Them" to "Shared Risk": Human and Animal Health are Inextricably Connected

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.

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