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Human and Animal Health Considerations

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
September 27, 2011

Whether people own dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits or fish, they need to be aware that domestic animals can have an effect on their health by transmitting certain diseases. Animal diseases, that are zoonotic diseases, are those naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans. Multiple zoonotic diseases can potentially affect human health and are caused […]

One Health, One Medicine: An Agroeconomic Consideration

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 19, 2011

Zoonoses, agriculture and food safety are all interconnected topics in that they all directly impact the health of humans.  The World Health Organization stated that in the last 30 years, there was an average of one newly discovered emerging infectious disease every year.  In fact, a report by Jones, et. al. (2008, pp. 990) indicated […]