One Health Day is November 3
One Health Day is designed to raise awareness worldwide about how the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. One Health encourages physicians, ecologists, veterinarians, and other public health professions to work together to achieve the best health for people, animals, and our environment.
CDC is among the many organizations participating in the international campaign. CDC is launching an updated OneHealth website and taking part in a global hashtag Twitter campaignusing #OneHealthDay. We hope you’ll join us on November 3.
Below, you’ll find some CDC resources for One Health Day and throughout the year.
Pet Food Safety
A healthy diet is important for everyone, even your pets! When picking out the right food for your pet, there are important things to consider. Did you know that what you feed your pet can even affect your health and the health of your family? Learn how to keep your family and furry friends healthy from this CDC feature.
Infographic: The Trouble with Tiny Turtles
Healthy reptiles and amphibians can carry Salmonella and other germs that make people sick. You can take steps to keep you and your family healthy around these pets. This infographic in English and Spanish tells you what you need to know about tiny turtles.
Keeping Backyard Poultry: Safety Tips
Owning backyard chickens and other poultry can be a great experience. However, it’s important to consider the risk of illness from harmful germs such as Salmonella. This CDC feature shows how to reduce your chance of getting a Salmonella infection from backyard flocks.
Study: Salmonella Infections and Live Poultry
A recent study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases reviewed live poultry-associated salmonellosis outbreaks from 1990-2014. As more people keep backyard poultry flocks, Salmonella infections have increased, especially among children. High risk practices include keeping poultry inside homes and kissing birds.
Get Smart Week is November 14-20
Get Smart week raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. Look for more information about antibiotic resistance and foodborne infections in our next CDC and Food Safety newsletter, hitting your inboxes for Get Smart week. Also, follow @CDCgov and join the global Twitter chat using #AntibioticResistance on November 18, 11 am to 1 p.m. EST.