Book Review Requested by One Health Initiative Website Team:
Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future
Reviewed by Lisa Ann Conti, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM, CEHP, CPM, AVES (Hon)
Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future presents some of the more common dilemmas at the intersection of human and animal health. Written for a general readership at the college freshman level, the editor has assembled a number of mainly veterinary public health experts who walk readers through 13 chapters from pet allergies to modern animal biotechnology. In addition to infectious diseases common to animals and humans, the book covers issues such as animal abuse and cruelty and the attendant connection to human violence as well as animal hoarding.
The penultimate chapter on One Health calls for enhanced infectious disease surveillance and multidisciplinary collaborations to address issues such as panflu prevention and control. After reading this book, students will have a general understanding of the complexities involved at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health and be better equipped to engage in One Health actions— Radford G. Davis, DVM, MPH, Editor. 2011. 286p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780313385292.
Note: This book is available for purchase at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Animals-Diseases-Human-Health-Shaping/dp/0313385297.