|The One Health Club at UGA
What is One Health?
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In light of COVID-19, One Health Club @ UGA is making appropriate accommodations to stay current to University of Georgia, University System of Georgia, gov.georgia.gov, and the Centers for Disease Control. We will keep our membership up-to-date, but do not fear...
We will be only increasing the opportunities for bringing networking, career guidance, skill-learning, and education to our members during the 2020-2021 school year.
Need to be convinced of the impact of One Health? See the statement below, which we wrote in 2015. We hope it rings true, and inspires you to join our mission.
"One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working – locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment.” (One Health: A New Imperative, from the AVMA, 2008)
With the growth and expansion of human populations into new geographic regions, there is an increase in contact between people and wildlife, resulting in increased disease transmission at these interfaces.
Approximately 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic (spread from animals to humans) in origin (1).
In addition, climate change and land use practices that lead to environmental degradation have caused a change in natural habitats of animals and of disease vectors, leading to spread of diseases to locations where they were previously absent. Combining the above with the ease and frequency of international travel and trade, there is great potential for disease spread globally.