“Mainstreaming Zoonotic Spillover Prevention at Source in National Action Planning for Health Security in Line with the Core Focus of One Health” is the latest perspective piece for Security Nexus.

The authors, Dr. Noel Lee J. Miranda, a veterinarian specializing in global health security, and Dr. Mary Elizabeth G. Miranda, CEO of the Field Epidemiology Training Program Alumni Foundation in the Philippines bring a unique regional perspective on health security. Zoonotic spillover – diseases that spread from animals to humans – is a major health security concern, as exemplified by the COVID-19 global pandemic. In the paper, the authors propose a One Health approach, in which human, animal, and environmental health are considered together, might be the best way to mitigate the risk posed by emerging infectious disease.

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