September 24, 2021

Captain Casey Barton Behravesh [MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM] of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Director of the CDC One Health Office highlights the CDC’s efforts to nationally and internationally prevent zoonotic diseases

60% of existing human infectious diseases are zoonotic, and at least 70% of emerging infectious diseases of humans have an animal origin. Zoonotic diseases, or diseases that can spread between people and animals, are a growing concern as human interactions with animals and the environment change and diseases with global consequences, such as Ebola and COVID-19, emerge.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect people from zoonotic diseases in the United States and around the world. ...