One Health

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Did you know that more than 60% of all known human diseases are passed from other species? Degradation of our environment also creates favorable settings for the emergence of new diseases and the expansion of existing ones. One Health is an exciting new interdisciplinary field that aims to understand how humans, the environment, and animals are interconnected and interdependent for health. One Health links many different types of scientists and scientific approaches – all the way from basic and environmental science to biomedical science to population health to policy and governance – with the goal of improving our health.