Health: what is it and why is it important?. Combating the triple threat : the need for a one health approach / Lonnie J. King -- The value of a one health approach : shifting from emergency response to prevention of zoonotic disease threats at their source / David L. Heymann and Matthew Dixon -- The human-animal interface / Leslie A. Reperant and Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus -- Ecological approaches to studying zoonoses / Elizabeth H. Loh, Kris A. Murray, Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio, Parviez R. Hosseini, Melinda K. Rostal, William B. Karesh, and Peter Daszak -- Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife and species conservation / G. Medina-Vogel -- Zoonotic and environmental drivers of emerging infectious diseases. RNA viruses : a case study of the biology of emerging infectious diseases / Mark E.J. Woolhouse, Kyle Adair, and Liam Brierley -- Factors impacting the control of rabies / Louis H. Nel -- Emergence of influenza viruses and crossing the species barrier / Zynep A. Koºcer, Jeremy C. Jones, and Robert G. Webster -- One health and food-borne disease : salmonella transmission between humans, animals, and plants / Claudio Silva, Edmundo Calva, and Stanley Maloy -- Cholera : environmental reservoirs and impact on disease transmission / Salvador Almagro-Moreno and Ronald K. Taylor -- White-nose syndrome : human activity in the emergence of an extirpating mycosis / Hannah T. Reynolds and Hazel A. Barton -- One health and antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance in and from nature / Julian Davies -- Disease surveillance. Public health disease surveillance networks / Stephen S. Morse -- Web-based surveillance systems for human, animal, and plant diseases / Lawrence C. Madoff and Annie Li -- Genomic and metagenomic approaches for predicting pathogen evolution / Veronica Casas and Stanley Maloy -- Surveillance of wildlife diseases : lessons from the West Nile virus outbreak / Tracey S. McNamara, Robert G. McLean, Emi K. Saito, Peregrine L. Wolff, Colin M. Gillin, John R. Fischer, Julie C. Ellis, Richard French, Patrick P. Martin, Krysten L. Schuler, Dave McRuer, Edward E. Clark, Megan K. Hines, Cris Marsh, Victoria Szewczyk, Kurt Sladky, Lisa Yon, Duncan Hannant, and William F. Siemer -- Making one health a reality. Defining the future of one health / Martyn Jeggo and John S. Mackenzie -- Making one health a reality : crossing bureaucratic boundaries / Carol Rubin, Bernadette Dunham, and Jonathan Sleeman -- One health : lessons learned from East Africa / Dominic A. Travis, David W. Chapman, Meggan E. Craft, John Deen, Macdonald W. Farnham, Carolyn Garcia, William D. Hueston, Richard Kock, Michael Mahero, Lawrence Mugisha, Serge Nzietchueng, Felicia B. Nutter, Debra Olson, Amy Pekol, Katharine M. Pelican, Cheryl Robertson, and Innocent B. Rwego -- The future of one health / Ronald M. Atlas and Stanley Maloy. "One Health—the interdisciplinary approach that considers the fundamental connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health—is critical for the future control of infectious diseases. One Health is a global strategy that represents a paradigm shift in how we must respond to the threat of infectious diseases. Rather than identifying and treating infections in isolation, One Health focuses on a collaborative, holistic surveillance of the environment, animals, and humans to predict an outbreak of disease before it happens. This approach accelerates biomedical advances by integrating environmental, veterinary, and human medical science in understanding the development and transmission of infectious diseases. Topics include: the interconnectedness of human and animal pathogens •emerging diseases in animals and humans •case histories of notable recent zoonotic infections, including West Nile virus, hantavirus, Lyme disease, SARS, and Salmonella •epidemic zoonoses and corresponding environmental factors •insight into the mechanisms of microbial evolution toward pathogenicity •causes behind the emergence of antibiotic resistance •new technologies and approaches for public health disease surveillance •political and bureaucratic strategies for promoting the global acceptance of One Health." -- Cubierta.