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One Health


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One Health is a global movement recognizing that human health is closely tied to the health of animals and the environment which we all share.  Partners from each sector in human health (doctors, nurses, public health professionals, epidemiologists), animal health (veterinarians, animal control, animal care facilities, agricultural workers), environmental health (ecologists, wildlife experts), and other areas of expertise communicate, collaborate on and coordinate activities.  Whether it is a local or a global health issue, realizing that no one sector or agency cannot address each issue alone, but that working together and combining knowledge and resources is a more effective way to achieve success and protect health.


Common One Health issues include:

  • Zoonotic diseases.  Diseases that can be shared between animals and humans.  Examples of zoonotic diseases include rabies, West Nile Virus, SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), influenza or flu viruses.

  • Antibiotic-resistant germs that can affect and spread in people, food animals, and the environment.

  • Vector-borne diseases.  Warmer global temperatures result in the increased spread of diseases by mosquitos, ticks, fleas and other vectors.  Examples of vector-borne diseases include West Nile, Zika, Lyme disease, and flea-borne typhus.

  • Diseases in food animals that can affect the food supply, livelihoods and economies.

  • The human-animal bond which plays a role in improving the mental well-being of pet owners.

  • Contamination of water that is used for drinking, recreation or more can make people, animals and plants unhealthy.


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What is One Health? From Concept to Action - World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)


Examples of One Health in Los Angeles County:


SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans and animals)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI or Bird Flu)

Leptospirosis Outbreak in Dogs in 2021

Healthy Pets, Healthy Families


To learn more about One Health:

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 One Health Fact Sheet - CDC


To share ideas and One Health with the community:

One Health Social Media Graphics - CDC


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Why One Health is Important - CDC


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One Health is Coordinating, Communicating and Collaborating - CDC


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What is One Health? - CDC                                                One Health Involves Everyone - CDC


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One Health Issues - CDC                                                     Vector-Borne Diseases are a One Health Issue - CDC


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Zoonotic Diseases Spread Between Animals & People      Zoonotic Diseases - CDC                                              


Print Resources:

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The Interconnected Threat of Antibiotic Resistance - CDC              Why is One Health Important - CDC


Additional Resources for One Health:

One Health - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

One Health - American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

One Health - World Health Organization (WHO)

One Health - World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

One Health - California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

One Health - US Department of Agriculture (USDA)



Last updated: October 11, 2022


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