One health paradigm to foster population health
Guest Editor: Thierry van den Berg (CODA_CERVA, Belgium)
The One Health approach acknowledges that population health is dependent on the interactions between animal and human diseases in a social and biological ecological environment. Humans and animals interact with greater frequency and intimacy in a globalized world. This interaction offers the opportunity for the emergence and spread of disease agents (chemicals, pathogens, etc.) that could adversely impact animal or human health or both. A multidisciplinary approach is required to address these questions. Research in this series helps us to better understand the connections and interactions between human, veterinary, farming strategies and climate change. The series focuses on themes such as emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, interactions between human health and farming and wildlife. Articles give attention to the translation of the results into public (health) policy, actions and possible interventions.