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Towards a “One Health” strategy against leptospirosis

Towards a “One Health” strategy against leptospirosis

Jancloes, Michel, Bertherat, Eric, Schneider, Cristina, Belmain, Steve ORCID: 0000-0002-5590-7545, Munoz-Zanzi, Claudia, Hartskeerl, Rudy, Costa, Federico, Denis, Jerome and Benschop, Jackie (2014) Towards a “One Health” strategy against leptospirosis. Planet@Risk, 2 (3). pp. 204-206. ISSN 2296-8172

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Leptospirosis is an emerging disease; affecting animals, humans and the natural environment, it is a “one health threat”. In spite of its global distribution, its epidemic potential due to climate/ environment changes, its high human mortality rate and socio economic burden, this zoonosis is neglected. For mobilizing more investments in its prevention and control, a global multi- disciplinary and multi-sector network called ”Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network,”(GLEAN) has been established. This article reports recent expert’s discussions on prevention and control strategies, based on a One Health concept. It provides an innovative agenda for operational research and for veterinary and public health cooperation.

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Additional Information: [1] Citation; Jancloes, M.; Bertherat, E.; Schneider, C.; Belmain, S.; Munoz-Zanzi, C.; Hartskeerl, R.; Costa, F.; Denis, J.; Benschop, J. (2014): Towards a “One Health” Strategy against Leptospirosis. In: Planet@Risk, 2(3), Special Issue on One Health (Part I/II): 204-206, Davos: Global Risk Forum GRF Davos. [2] 204 [2] GRF Davos Planet@Risk, Volume 2, Number 3, Special Issue on One Health (Part I/II), April, 2014. [3] This article is based on a presentation given during the 2nd GRF Davos One Health Summit 2013, held 17-20 November 2013 in Davos, Switzerland ( [4] Open Access Policy for Planet@Risk journal: This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Uncontrolled Keywords: leptospirosis, neglected disease, One Health, zoonosis, environment health
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Pest Behaviour Research Group
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