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One health
Endemic zoonoses in the tropics: a public health problem hiding in plain sight
  1. Jo E. B. Halliday, BSc, MRes, PhD1,
  2. Kathryn J. Allan, BSc, BVM&S1,
  3. Divine Ekwem, DVM, MPH1,
  4. Sarah Cleaveland, OBE, BSc, BA, VetMB, PhD, FRSE1,
  5. Rudovick R. Kazwala, BVSc, MVM, PhD2 and
  6. John A. Crump, MB ChB, MD, DTM&H, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP3
  1. 1College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
  2. 2Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P. O. Box 3015, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania
  3. 3Centre for International Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
  1. e-mail: jo.halliday{at}


Zoonotic diseases are a significant burden on animal and human health, particularly in developing countries. Despite recognition of this fact, endemic zoonoses often remain undiagnosed in people, instead being mistaken for febrile diseases such as malaria. Here, as part of Veterinary Record's ongoing series of articles on One Health, a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Scotland, Tanzania and New Zealand argues that a One Health approach is needed to effectively combat these diseases

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