Countering the double-whammy of zoonotic diseases

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Estimates put the number of people dying from endemic zoonoses at more than two million each year. Those affected above all belong to the low- and middle-income strata of society who have already been overlooked by both policy-makers and healthcare providers. This article gives an overview of the key drivers of zoonoses and shows how the One Health approach can help to control and prevent zoonotic diseases.

Photo credit: Researchers entering sampling data (Zoonoses and Emerging Diseases).

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