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One Health Congress: Human Health, Animal Health, the Environment and Global Survival

HEAL member the Clinical Microbiology Uppsala University Hospital will present at the 1st International One Health Congress: Human Health, Animal Health, the Environment and Global Survival, in Melbourne 14-16 February. The conference will see the launch of a new Open Access Journal (www.InfectEcolEpidemiol.net) on zoonoses, infectious diseases that can be transmitted from non-human animals, both wild and domestic, to humans or from humans to non-human animals.

The Clinical Microbiology Uppsala University Hospital is a partner of The Infection Ecology and Epidemiology Network (IEE) - international and cross disciplinary forum which looks at the interface between wild and domestic animals and humans. Combating zoonoses is an increasing problem in an over populated world with diminishing resources. Today, 70% of recently emerged or re-emerging infections affecting humans and animals are transmitted from animals to humans or vice versa. IEE works to improve knowledge and prevent infections spreading. It advocates that more researchers acknowledge zoonoisis is a growing problem, and take an approach that embraces a ‘one health, one world’ concept.

Last updated on 7 June 2011

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