The University of Georgia

Why One Health
Across the globe, human health, animal health and the environment are intimately connected. Almost 70 percent of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases originate from animal populations.
Emerging & Re-emerging Diseases
The Challenge:
Infectious diseases are defined as emerging if their incidence has either increased recently or threatens to increase in the near future.
Food & Water Safety
The Challenge:
Water- and food-borne diseases cause significant morbidity in the U.S., manifesting in a range of diseases, especially gastroenteritis.
Intervention: Diagnostics, Therapeutics, & Vaccines
The Challenge:
Advances in genomic and proteomic technologies continue to dramatically impact drug discovery and the development of therapeutics.  The challenge we face is to accelerate the rate of discovery and the transition to application, intervention, and impact.
Nanotechnology
The Challenge:
Nanotechnology is the study and use of matter at the nanoscale, where materials exhibit unique properties.  Our challenge is to explore how these unique properties might be applied to the detection and control of infectious diseases.
One World, One Health.  The Faculty of Infectious Diseases effectively addresses infectious disease threats to species and economies world wide by integrating multidisciplinary research in animal, human, and ecosystem health, and by developing successful countermeasures, including vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.

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