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Can One Health Save the World?

June 24, 2013 — A new influenza virus strain, H7N9, surfaced this February in China, eliciting swift response and capturing headlines with concern of pandemic. As of May 29, a total of 132 confirmed cases and 37 deaths were reported. International agencies are keeping tight watch, as are China’s neighbors, with China itself deep in the epidemiological hunt, seeking the source of the virus, the mode of transmission, and insights into land use and ecological changes that might contribute to its spread. Laboratory analysis shows that genes from H7N9 are of avian origin.

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Health risks at the human-Animal-Ecosystem interface where to go from here: Challenges, Opportunities, and Practical steps