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Influenza: One Health in action

Dominic E. Dwyer, Peter D. Kirkland

NSW Public Health Bulletin 22(6) 123-126 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/NB11005 Published: 25 July 2011

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Dominic E. Dwyer

Peter D. Kirkland

Abstract

Influenza highlights the relevance of One Health, where experts in animal, human and environmental health combine to solve inter-related problems. Human disease due to pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza and avian and human disease due to influenza A/H5N1 are recent examples of new zoonoses with significant global impact. Management and prevention of influenza and other emerging infectious diseases requires the expansion and continuing support of collaborations between human and animal health experts at the clinical, diagnostic laboratory, public health, research and training levels.