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J Prev Med Public Health. 2017 Nov;50(6):411-414. English. Original Article.
Ryu S , Kim BI , Lim JS , Tan CS , Chun BC .
Division of Infectious Disease Control, Gyeonggi Provincial Government, Suwon, Korea.
Department of Epidemiology and Medical Informatics, School of Public Health, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Disease Diagnostic Team, Gyeonggi Livestock and Veterinary Service, Suwon, Korea.
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Centre for Tropical and Emerging Diseases, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases, including avian influenza, Ebola virus disease, and Zika virus disease have significantly affected humankind in recent years. In the premodern era, no distinction was made between animal and human medicine. However, as medical science developed, the gap between human and animal science grew deeper. Cooperation among human, animal, and environmental sciences to combat emerging public health threats has become an important issue under the One Health Initiative. Herein, we presented the history of One Health, reviewed current public health threats, and suggested opportunities for the field of public health through better understanding of the One Health paradigm.

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