“... Explaining the ideas of One Health Centre, Dr Chaudhari said that so far, study of human health and animal health was done separately. "One Health approach however recognises that health of animals is closely linked with health of human beings," he said.

The research to be carried out at the One Health Centre will help scientists develop a vaccine in lesser time, when a new disease gets transmitted from animals to humans. ...” 

One Health Centre coming up at Nagpur to help animal origin diseases like corona


Scientists say that there are about 830 diseases that can originate in animals and transmit to humans. The ICMR has given mandate to NIV and MAFSU to set up the One Health Centre, for which four acres of land has already been allocated. The Centre will study the different disease causing pathogens in domestic as well as wild animals for better preparedness to contain diseases that humans may get in future.

By Jayashree Bhosale, ET Bureau|Last Updated: Feb 21, 2020, 11.09 AM IST