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Confronting Emerging Zoonoses

The One Health Paradigm

  • Akio Yamada
  • Laura H. Kahn
  • Bruce Kaplan
  • Thomas P. Monath
  • Jack Woodall
  • Lisa Conti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Importance of a One Health Approach to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gabriel Trueba
      Pages 3-11
    3. Peter W. Horby, Ngo Thi Hoa, Dirk U. Pfeiffer, Heiman F. L. Wertheim
      Pages 13-26
    4. Serge Morand, Katharine Owers, Frédéric Bordes
      Pages 27-41
  3. Understanding Zoonotic Diseases Through a One Health Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Thomas M. Yuill, James N. Mills
      Pages 45-76
    3. Larry I. Lutwick
      Pages 77-111
    4. Elizabeth L. Pultorak, Ricardo G. Maggi, Edward B. Breitschwerdt
      Pages 113-149
    5. Robert E. Kahn, Jürgen A. Richt
      Pages 151-160
  4. The Successes and Challenges of Implementing One Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. John S. Mackenzie, Moira McKinnon, Martyn Jeggo
      Pages 163-189
    3. Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Karoon Chanachai, David Castellan
      Pages 191-212
    4. Peter R. Wielinga, Jørgen Schlundt
      Pages 213-232
    5. Peter M. Rabinowitz, Lisa A. Conti
      Pages 241-251
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-254

About this book


This book provides readers with information on the factors underlying the emergence of infectious diseases originating in animals and spreading to people. The One Health concept recognizes the important links between human, animal, and environmental health and provides an important strategy in epidemic mitigation and prevention. The essential premise of the One Health concept is to break down the silos among the different health professions and promote transdisciplinary collaborations. These concepts are illustrated with in-depth analyses of specific zoonotic agents and with examples of the successes and challenges associated with implementing One Health.

The book also highlights some of the challenges societies face in confronting several specific zoonotic diseases. A chapter is included on comparative medicine to demonstrate the broad scope of the One Health concept. Edited by a team including the One Health Initiative pro bono members, the book is dedicated to those studying zoonotic diseases and comparative medicine in both human and veterinary medicine, to those involved in the prevention and control of zoonotic infections, and to those in the general public interested in the visionary field of One Health.


Comparative medicine Emerging infectious diseases Food safety One Health Zoonoses

Editors and affiliations

  • Akio Yamada
    • 1
  • Laura H. Kahn
    • 2
  • Bruce Kaplan
    • 3
  • Thomas P. Monath
    • 4
  • Jack Woodall
    • 5
  • Lisa Conti
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Medical Science, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International AffairsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.(emeritus)SarasotaUSA
  4. 4.Hookipa BioTech AGTownsendUSA
  5. 5.(emeritus)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  6. 6.Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesTallahasseeUSA

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