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Healthy people, healthy animals, and a healthy environment: One Health

By Adele Waters

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When Vet Record and The BMJ produced a joint themed issue in 2005 (https://www.bmj.com/content/331/7527), the guiding concept was One Medicine, with an emphasis on what vets and doctors could learn from each other to benefit both sets of patients.1 Since then, a new model has emerged: One Health, a triad of healthy people, healthy animals, and a healthy environment, all inextricably linked.2

Both journals have proud histories of highlighting the links between animal, human, and environmental health; and events over the past decade—bird and swine flu pandemics, the Ebola outbreaks, the growth of antimicrobial resistance, and concern about the effect of environmental degradation and climate change—have brought a renewed sense of urgency. When deciding on a theme to mark Vet Record’s 130th year, One Health was the obvious choice.

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Katie Osborn

Publication Title The BMJ
ISBN/ISSN 1756-1833
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3020
URL https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k3020
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  • Adele Waters (2018), "Healthy people, healthy animals, and a healthy environment: One Health," http://habricentral.org/resources/62959.

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