- There’s never been a stronger need to advance scientific knowledge related to the connections between humans, animals, plants and their shared environment.
- Climate change with extreme weather events directly impacts animal health, vector distribution and likely the emergence or re-emergence of pathogens.
- Increasing globalization in recent decades has further facilitated pathogen spread.
- War and armed conflicts affect emerging infectious disease dynamics by displacing populations, pressuring food sources, and disrupting vaccination campaigns.
The International Journal of Infectious Diseases One Health (IJID One Health) launched this week as a new publication from The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID).
The IJID OH aims to ensure a broader reach by crossing disciplines and addressing the interaction of human, animal and environmental health. The challenges posed by emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) cross the boundaries of human, animal, and environmental health, and are transdisciplinary, such that a One Health approach that joins forces across these same boundaries is critical to combat them.
The myriad epidemics and pandemics in the past 20 years, and the declaration of “Public Health Emergencies of International Concern”, including Ebola, monkeypox and COVID-19, highlight the need for an integrated, One Health approach for achieving global control.
Read or submit articles for IJID One Health