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CDC Connecting human, animal, and environmental health

08/18/2017

CDC’s One Health Office recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. A One Health approach encourages collaborative efforts of many experts (like disease detectives, laboratorians, physicians, and veterinarians) working across human, animal, and environmental health to improve the health of people and animals, including pets, livestock, and wildlife.

Check out the newest fact sheet to learn more about CDC's One Health work in the United States and around the world to protect the health of people, animals, and the environment.

WSAVA and CDC to Host Ground-breaking Symposium on Preventing Obesity in People and Their Pets

04/25/2016

Envisioning a world where regular activity, a balanced diet and healthy weight are part of every family’s life, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association One Health Committee and CDC  are partnering on this event planned for November 9-11, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.  This two-day symposium will focus on comparative aspects of human and pet obesity.  For more information visit: https://www.wsava-obesity.com/

More than 120 Partners Join CDC to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

11/16/2015

Excerpt: "The President has proclaimed Nov. 16-22 “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.”    Get Smart Week builds on the momentum generated at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship, where more than 150 organizations pledged to improve antibiotic use and slow the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic resistance – the rise of deadly germs no longer stopped by the drugs that once controlled them – threatens to take us back to the days when minor infections commonly killed.

CDC estimates that each year two million Americans get an infection with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every year 23,000 of those patients die. CDC has made combating antibiotic resistance a top priority and is partnering with public institutions and private industry to overcome this challenge. It is critical to use these life-saving drugs when truly necessary, such as when treating patients with sepsis, while also using the right drug at the right dose and duration to  protect the effectiveness of antibiotics."

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