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One Health Sweden – Researchers call for cooperation in One Health

The Swedish research councils FORMAS and Vetenskapsrådet supported the Nordic One Health conference on infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance calling for cooperation.

Infectious disease, contamination and spread of bacteria and virus between animals and humans are a growing threat. To prevent disease and encourage growth among animals many countries add antibiotics to the animal feed, but this is not the best way.

The increased risk of antibiotic resistance for humans and animals globally is a major threat. Cheap meat may threaten our health in the long term, say scientists from the Swedish agricultural university in a recent report. Humans, animals and the environment are interconnected and we need to work with these issues from a holistic view point.

More information on the Nordic One Health Conference on Infectious disease and antibiotic resistance available here

Originally posted on 14 May 2014

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