One Health: The Human-Animal-Environment Interfaces in Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Concept and Examples of a One Health Approach

  • John S. Mackenzie
  • Martyn Jeggo
  • Peter Daszak
  • Juergen A. Richt

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 365)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ronald M. Atlas
    Pages 1-13
  3. Samantha E. J. Gibbs, E. Paul J. Gibbs
    Pages 31-47
  4. Leslie A. Reperant, Giuseppe Cornaglia, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus
    Pages 49-81
  5. Nicholas D. Preston, Peter Daszak, Rita R. Colwell
    Pages 83-100
  6. Melinda K. Rostal, Kevin J. Olival, Elizabeth H. Loh, William B. Karesh
    Pages 101-125
  7. Barbara Häsler, William Gilbert, Bryony Anne Jones, Dirk Udo Pfeiffer, Jonathan Rushton, Martin Joachim Otte
    Pages 127-151
  8. David T. S. Hayman, Emily S. Gurley, Juliet R. C. Pulliam, Hume E. Field
    Pages 155-170
  9. Peter Daniels, Agus Wiyono, Elly Sawitri, Bagoes Poermadjaja, L. D. Sims
    Pages 171-184
  10. Henry Wilde, Thiravat Hemachudha, Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, Boonlert Lumlertdacha, Veera Tepsumethanon
    Pages 185-203
  11. Daniel E. Impoinvil, Matthew Baylis, Tom Solomon
    Pages 205-247
  12. Rea Tschopp, Jan Hattendorf, Felix Roth, Adnan Choudhoury, Alexandra Shaw, Abraham Aseffa et al.
    Pages 249-268
  13. Juergen A. Richt, Richard J. Webby, Robert E. Kahn
    Pages 269-279
  14. L. D. Sims, Malik Peiris
    Pages 281-298
  15. M. W. Lightowlers
    Pages 315-335
  16. Jean Paul Gonzalez, Frank Prugnolle, Eric Leroy
    Pages 337-353
  17. Rea Tschopp, Jan Hattendorf, Felix Roth, Adnan Ali Khan Choudhury, Alexandra Shaw, Abraham Aseffa et al.
    Pages 355-355
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 357-362

About this book


This volume brings together the concepts that underpin a One Health approach and a range of examples of this approach in action around a variety of emerging infectious diseases. The first section starts with a human clinical perception, brings in the veterinary and human –animal interface perspective and then links this with environment issues, with a special chapter dealing with wildlife. It concludes by looking at the economics of a One Health approach, both in terms of the costs of delivering a One Health approach as well as the value added.

The second section looks at a number of key emerging infectious diseases and in each case details how a One Health approach has added value, particularly in terms of disease control and cost outcomes. The examples cover virus, bacterial, protozoal and parasitic infections and provide case studies at the national, regional and global level. The studies themselves vary in depth and detail but provide an engaging set of examples of the value of a One Health approach. In all cases, the authors have local and personal experience of the disease in question, providing real life examples of what can be achieved. The final chapter entitled “Men, primates and germs: an ongoing affair” provides a fascinating insight into pathogen host switching between closely related species which serves to illustrate a core value of a One Health approach.



Clostridium difficile Henipaviruses avian influenza bovine tuberculosis ecosystem concept mosquito-borne viruses rabies

Editors and affiliations

  • John S. Mackenzie
    • 1
  • Martyn Jeggo
    • 2
  • Peter Daszak
    • 3
  • Juergen A. Richt
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Health SciencesCurtin University, PerthPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Livestock IndustriesCSIRO Australian Animal Health LaboratorEast GeelongAustralia
  3. 3.EcoHealth AllianceNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology DepartmKansas State University College of Veterinary MedicineManhattanUSA

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