The Great Courses Daily

August 31, 2021

By Barry C. Fox, M.D.University of Wisconsin

“... Lastly, we should not forget the One Health Initiative, which is the collaborative effort among human, animal, and environmental health professionals. You can see why it would be important to collaborate and share information from all three sources to identify potential dangers and to coordinate response efforts. We know that many of the emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, and many emerge because of the artificial alterations in the environment. It’s a fact that we are inextricably linked to the health of all three of these health groups.”

SEE: How Does Public Health Surveillance Work? (