One Health is the concept that human health is deeply connected to the health of animals and the environment which we all share.
Examples of common One Health issues include: Diseases that can be transmitted between humans and animals, antibiotic-resistant germs, diseases from mosquitos and ticks, contamination of water, diseases in food animals, and the human-animal bond.
Click here to learn more about One Health issues both in Los Angeles County and globally.
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) Detected in
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is a lethal disease that was found in wild rabbits in California in May 2020. RHD does not affect humans but is an important disease in both wild and pet rabbits.
A quarantine was recently put into effect to prevent rabbits and their products from being brought into the state.
It is very important to teach children how to safely
interact with animals and to consider the health of both
children and pets in the family. Promoting
responsible pet ownership and treating animals with
compassion are the foundations for a successful
relationship between children and pets.
An outbreak of Virulent
Newcastle Disease (VND) in chickens was first detected
in Southern California (including Los Angeles
County) in May 2018. VND is not a food safety concern.
Properly cooked poultry products and eggs are safe to
eat. Learn more about
of June 1, 2020 - State and federal regulatory agencies
have declared an end to the VND quarantine in Southern
California. Extensive testing of the regulated
areas has been completed and no additional cases have
been detected. This allows poultry to again move
freely in California.
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