Global organizers today launched the first annual One Health Day to raise awareness that people’s health is connected to the health of animals and the environment.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is among the many organizations participating. It is taking part in the hashtag Twitter campaign at #OneHealthDay and has updated irs website with information about the campaign.

According to the website, “A One Health approach is important because 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals.”

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