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One Health Newsletter

The One Health concept arose from the realization that human health and animal health are inextricably linked and that a holistic approach is needed to understand, to protect, and to promote the health of all species. Whether it is emerging infections diseases, antibiotic resistance, globalization, natural disasters, or climate  change, human and veterinary medical communities must work together to successfully combat the serious health threats of the 21st century. One Health seeks to improve communication and encourage collaboration between veterinarians, physicians, environmental scientists and public health professionals to find multidisciplinary solutions to these shared challenges. This newsletter was created to lend support to the One Health Initiative and is dedicated to enhancing the integration of animal, human, and environmental health for the benefit of all by demonstrating One Health in practice.

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Current Issue - Spring

Spring 2015-Volume 8 Issue 2 (PDF 2.1 MB)

In this issue:

  • Two One Health Programs Work to Integrate Human Health
    into ‘One Health’ (USA)
  • African Researchers Adopt One Health to Stop Rats
  • Five Years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Impacts on
    Gulf Communities and Seafood
  • “What’s in a name?” Plenty!
  • Bats, Birds, and Camels Are Still Bad News, and Now People Too: ProMED Quarterly Update
  • Brief Items in One Health
  • Upcoming Events
  • Publications in One Health
  • References

Winter Issue

Winter 2015-Volume 8 Issue 1 (PDF 2.8 MB)

In this issue:

  • An Analysis of the Linkages between Public Health & Ecosystem Integrity, part 6 of 6
  • Tacaribe Virus in Florida: An Example of Bottom-Up Discovery of Potential Human and Animal Pathogens
  • Do We Need One Health Surveillance?
  • Chikungunya Virus Infection: Ecoepidemiological Considerations of a New Threat for Latin America
  • Excerpts from "Progress and Challenges in Controlling Neglected Zoonotic Diseases," Published in Veterinary Record 24 January 2015
  • ProMED Quarterly Update
  • Advancements in One Health
  • Upcoming Events
  • Publications in One Health

Previous Volumes

The Florida Department of Health managed the newsletter for Volumes 1-6. Beginning with Volume 7, the University of Florida's One Health Center of Excellence assumed management. Please visit their website at to learn more.

Volume 7, Issues 1-4 (2014)
Volume 6, Issues 1-4 (2013)
Volume 5, Issues 1-4 (2012)
Volume 4, Issues 1-4 (2011)
Volume 3, Issues 1-4 (2010)
Volume 2, Issues 1-4 (2009)
Volume 1, Issues 1-4 (2008)
Special Edition - August 2008 (PDF 510K)

One Health Resources

One Health Initiative:

One Health Commission:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Confronting Infectious Diseases in an Interconnected World: People, Animals, and the Environment:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - One Health: Public Health and Genomic Insights - April 15, 2015:

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