The past, the present, and the future of One Health

Dr. Ilaria Capua’s article, “One Health (r)Evolution: Learning from the Past to Build a New Future”, has been published in the journal Viruses. It focuses on the past, present, and future of the One Health concept. This concept recognizes that the health of human beings, animals, plants, and the environment is interconnected and interdependent.

The article begins with a brief history of science and medicine as it pertains to One Health. These historical milestones influenced the One Health concept we know today, one that focuses primarily on zoonotic diseases and eco-health. In addition, the concept has gained momentum and traction thanks to advances in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and other disciplines, and will likely evolve further as our knowledge expands into new areas. This article explores these future drivers and challenges within One Health, such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, social media, and big data.

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