One Health Day - November 3
Fri Nov 3rd

One Health Day

One Health Day, One Health Day, promotes efforts around the world to bring together health care issues that affect humans, animals, and the planet. The day also acknowledges how closely our shared environment influences human health.

Did you know that certain animals transmit diseases between animals and humans, namely zoonotic diseases? Here are a few examples of zoonotic diseases.

  • Zoonotic influenza
  • Salmonellosis
  • West Nile Virus
  • Rabies
  • Brucellosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Plague
  • Malaria

Coronaviruses are also a zoonotic disease. According to forensics, SARS-CoV was spread from civet cats to humans. The MERS-CoV, another species of coronavirus, was spread from camels to humans. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), zoonotic diseases account for millions of deaths each year.

About 60% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses, with zoonoses accounting for over half of all emerging infectious diseases. Any part of the world can be affected by these diseases. The top zoonotic disease-producing countries include Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and India. Emerging zoonotic diseases in other nations are considered hotspots for zoonotic diseases. The northeastern United States, the United Kingdom, and other parts of Western Europe, as well as Brazil, include the northeastern United States, the United Kingdom, and other regions of Western Europe.

To fight zoonotic diseases, it takes collaboration among several groups of people. Members of Physicians, veterinarians, pet owners, farmers, ecologists, policymakers, and others who monitor public health risks are among the group's members. The groups are hoping that working together will help us better understand zoonotic diseases. Understanding will lead to improved control of zoonotic diseases and reduced incidences worldwide.

#onehealthday is a health issue that should be monitored by everyone

A variety of events and activities are held around the world on this day, including health companies, corporations, universities, and individuals. These include workshops, seminars, webinars, presentations, and competitions. The aim of the activities is to raise human, animal, and environmental health by raising the possibility of the One Health philosophy.

To participate:

  • Enter a One Health competition event if you're a student
  • Learn more about the health risks shared by people, animals, and the environment
  • Educate yourself on zoonotic diseases
  • In your neighborhood, attend a health-related lecture or workshop

#OneHealthDay is a hashtag that is shared on social media.


One Health Day was created by the CDC and several health organizations around the world. They held the first event on November 3, 2016, honoring John Payne Woodall, a pioneer in the field of infectious diseases. He died just days before the event on October 24, 2016. During the first year, over 37 countries participated in the first year.