Infection Ecology & Epidemiology (EEE) – The One Health Journal (Sweden) The case for a ‘one health’ approach to combating vector-borne diseases Bonto Faburay, DVM, PhD, Research Assistant Professor* Print this article Indexing metadata How to cite item Email this article (Login required) Email the author (Login required) Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA Citation: Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 2015, 5: 28132 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/iee.v5.28132 “Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) account for 17% of the estimated global burden of all infectious diseases, and transmission has become increasingly ubiquitous with the largest risk zones in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. As a major cause of morbidity and mortality in humans and livestock in pastoral and mixed farming communities in developing countries, VBDs reinforce the vicious cycle of poverty by limiting productivity and the ability to produce food or earn income to purchase food or medical services. Due to the influence of human activity on disease incidence and the direct and indirect impact on human health and livelihoods, VBDs are highly suited to ‘one health’ concept for combating infectious diseases. Increased human mobility, population growth, trade, and climate change constitute major risk factors for geographic expansion to new areas. ...” Please read complete article: http://www.infectionecologyandepidemiology.net/index.php/iee/article/view/28132 Note: Dr. Faburay is listed in the One Health Initiative Supporters page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.