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One Health

A Veterinary Perspective

The New Content ItemOne Health approach was established to promote collaborations across disciplines on inter-connected issues across human, animal and environmental sciences.

Whilst the idea of One Health is not a new one, it has become more important in recent years, as the way we interact with other people, animals and our environment is changing. Zoonotic diseases like rabies, Q fever, and Avian Influenza can all be transmitted across species, causing a public health as well as animal health risk. 

This series is a collaboration with Archives of Public Health and Microbiome, working to cover all areas of research relating to One Health. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica focuses on One Health from a veterinary perspective, in line with our aims and scope. This includes topics such as zoonotic diseases, animals and the changing environment, foodborne diseases, antimicrobial resistance and other animal-human interactions.

Edited by: Professor Ulf Magnusson

  1. General knowledge on climate change effects and adaptation strategies has increased significantly in recent years. However, there is still a substantial information gap regarding the influence of climate chang...

    Authors: Anna Omazic, Helena Bylund, Sofia Boqvist, Ann Högberg, Christer Björkman, Morten Tryland, Birgitta Evengård, Anders Koch, Camilla Berggren, Alexander Malogolovkin, Denis Kolbasov, Nataly Pavelko, Tomas Thierfelder and Ann Albihn
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:53
  2. Biofilm production is a well-known causative factor of catheter- and medical device-related sepsis. Its high prevalence in coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) has recently been reported. Information on bio...

    Authors: Sangjun Lee, Jehwi Hwang, Jongwoon Kim, Joonyeop Lee, Hong-Cheul Kim, Haerin Rhim and Jae-Ik Han
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:50
  3. Pure Eurasian wild boars and/or hybrids with domestic pigs are present in the wild on most continents. These wild pigs have been demonstrated to carry a large number of zoonotic and epizootic pathogens such as Sa...

    Authors: Axel Sannö, Thomas Rosendal, Anna Aspán, Annette Backhans and Magdalena Jacobson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:40
  4. Pigs are the most important reservoir for human pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica. We investigated the herd prevalence of human pathogenic Y. enterocolitica in Swedish pig farms by analysing pen faecal samples u...

    Authors: Therese Råsbäck, Thomas Rosendal, Michael Stampe, Axel Sannö, Anna Aspán, Katarina Järnevi and Elina Tast Lahti
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:39
  5. Leptospira spp. infect humans and a wide range of domestic and wild animals, but certain species such as small rodents and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) play a particular role as reservoirs and transmission of leptos...

    Authors: Jacek Żmudzki, Zbigniew Arent, Artur Jabłoński, Agnieszka Nowak, Sylwia Zębek, Agnieszka Stolarek, Łukasz Bocian, Adam Brzana and Zygmunt Pejsak
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:34
  6. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is one of the major causes of acute viral hepatitis worldwide. In Europe, food-borne zoonotic transmission of HEV genotype 3 has been associated with domestic pigs and wild boar. Contro...

    Authors: Ugne Spancerniene, Juozas Grigas, Jurate Buitkuviene, Judita Zymantiene, Vida Juozaitiene, Milda Stankeviciute, Dainius Razukevicius, Dainius Zienius and Arunas Stankevicius
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:13

    The Correction to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:9

  7. A multidisciplinary approach is a prerequisite for One Health. Physicians are important players in the One Health team, yet they are often hard to convince of the benefits of the One Health approach. Here, the...

    Authors: Josef D. Järhult
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:6
  8. This review discusses food safety aspects of importance from a One Health perspective, focusing on Europe. Using examples of food pathogen/food commodity combinations, spread of antimicrobial resistance in the...

    Authors: Sofia Boqvist, Karin Söderqvist and Ivar Vågsholm
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:1
  9. Various characteristics of goats mean they are highly suitable livestock for backyard rearing by people with limited resources. They are a popular livestock choice in India, where they are often kept to supple...

    Authors: Kjersti Selstad Utaaker, Nina Myhr, Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Himanshu Joshi, Anil Kumar and Lucy J. Robertson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:86

    The Correction to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:52

  10. Exposure to long-range transported industrial chemicals, climate change and diseases is posing a risk to the overall health and populations of Arctic wildlife. Since local communities are relying on the same m...

    Authors: Christian Sonne, Robert James Letcher, Bjørn Munro Jenssen, Jean-Pierre Desforges, Igor Eulaers, Emilie Andersen-Ranberg, Kim Gustavson, Bjarne Styrishave and Rune Dietz
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:84
  11. Global trends in urbanization are increasing the spread of neglected zoonotic infections such as leptospirosis, and reducing the number of human cases of leptospirosis is best accomplished by controlling the i...

    Authors: Elisabeth Lindahl Rajala, Nosirjon Sattorov, Sofia Boqvist and Ulf Magnusson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:83
  12. The intention to increase roach (Rutilus rutilus) consumption is in focus for ecological and economic reasons in Finland. However, its safety as food has not been considered comprehensively. We collected and arti...

    Authors: Anu Näreaho, Anna Maria Eriksson-Kallio, Petra Heikkinen, Anna Snellman, Antti Sukura and Perttu Koski
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:75
  13. Osteosarcoma (OSA) is a rare cancer in people. However OSA incidence rates in dogs are 27 times higher than in people. Prognosis in both species is relatively poor, with 5 year OSA survival rates in people not...

    Authors: Siobhan Simpson, Mark David Dunning, Simone de Brot, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Nigel Patrick Mongan and Catrin Sian Rutland
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:71