One Health is a holistic way of thinking about how the health of our environment is intertwined with human health and animal health. Given the wide spectrum, the most impactful research comes from cross-disciplinary teams.
“The ultimate goal of One Health is prevention and early intervention because you can move upstream of a health problem,” said Ryan Arsenault, University of Delaware assistant professor of gut health and disease pathogenesis, whose research includes antibiotic alternatives for chickens. “Take the flu, for example. If you are studying ducks and avian influenza, prevention and early intervention protects chickens and, in turn, protects human health.”
Many experts come from a variety of professions that historically do not consistently interact — public health professionals, food scientists, economists, educators, engineers, entomologists, epidemiologists, hydrologists, microbiologists, nutritionists, physicians, molecular biologists and veterinarians. Read the full article on UDaily.