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It is time to implement One Health approach to address health complex challenges!

It is time to implement One Health approach to address health complex challenges!

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;22 (Supp 1):4. doi:10.11604/pamj.supp.2015.22.1.6243

Received: 31/01/2015 - Accepted: 25/05/2015 - Published: 10/10/2015

Key words: EVD, capacity building, One Health, workforce

© Serge Nzietchueng et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Available online at: http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/series/22/1/4/full

Corresponding author: Serge Nzietchueng, Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health Association, Yaoundé, Cameroon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Translating Predictions of Zoonotic Viruses for Policymakers.

Ecohealth. 2018 Mar;15(1):52-62. doi: 10.1007/s10393-017-1304-3. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Translating Predictions of Zoonotic Viruses for Policymakers.

Abstract

Recent outbreaks of Ebola virus disease and Zika virus disease highlight the need for disseminating accurate predictions of emerging zoonotic viruses to national governments for disease surveillance and response. Although there are published maps for many emerging zoonotic viruses, it is unknown if there is agreement among different models or if they are concordant with national expert opinion. Therefore, we reviewed existing predictions for five high priority emerging zoonotic viruses with national experts in Cameroon to investigate these issues and determine how to make predictions more useful for national policymakers. Predictive maps relied primarily on environmental parameters and species distribution models. Rift Valley fever virus and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus predictions differed from national expert opinion, potentially because of local livestock movements. Our findings reveal that involving national experts could elicit additional data to improve predictions of emerging pathogens as well as help repackage predictions for policymakers.

KEYWORDS:

Arenaviridae; Bunyaviridae; Ebola virus; Filoviridae; Hemorrhagic fevers; Risk; Viral; Virus diseases; Viruses

PMID:
29230614
DOI:
10.1007/s10393-017-1304-3

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