Antibiotic Resistance is a One Health Problem
Participate in One Health Day on November 3, 2017.
CDC recognizes the One Health concept that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. In fact, more than half of all infections that people get are spread by animals, like rabies and West Nile virus. Because antibiotic resistance can spread to and from people, animals, and even the environment (for example, surface water and soil), CDC is taking a One Health approach to combat this threat by:
- Participating in and acting as secretariat for the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR), a collaborative effort between the U.S., Canada, Norway, and the European Union to address complex AR issues impacting human and animal health.
- Improving our understanding of resistance through NARMS, a surveillance collaboration with FDA and USDA; and
- Investing in and using innovative research and technology to detect new AR threats, respond to outbreaks, and determine the connection between people, animals and the environment.
- Tag #OneHealthDay in social media.
- Register your planned events or content.
- Encourage collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines and sectors to achieve the best health for people, animals, and our environment.