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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 […]

Brief History of One Health, One Medicine

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 17, 2011

The concept of One Health, One Medicine originates as far back as to the time of Aristotle in 500 BC and Hippocrates of Cos in 340 BC. Aristotle wrote the “Historia Animalium” to elaborate on the natural zoonotic history of animals whereby Hippocrates provided insight on other possible causations for disease in the human body, […]