Humans, Animals And The Bugs Between Us: Bridging The Divide
Over the last 50 years, the world has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of new infectious diseases leaping from other animals to humans. Global examples include HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola, while Hendra virus raises concerns here in Australia. These emerging diseases underscore the interconnectedness of human, domestic animal and wildlife health. Yet, systems designed to detect and respond to infectious diseases largely remain siloed.
Find out why emerging diseases are on the increase globally. Discover how human activity - particularly related to agriculture and food systems is driving the spread of diseases from animals to humans.
In this talk, Dr Mor discusses how under-investment in animal and ecosystem health ultimately undermines human health. She shows how the concept of One Health enables us to re-examine and potentially overcome the structural barriers hindering effective management of zoonotic diseases.