Narrator: This is Science Today. The One Health Institute at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is part of a broader, systemwide Global Health Institute. Jonna Mazet is executive director of the One Health Institute.
Mazet: We work on health problems and we use a solution-oriented approach that looks at the interaction of the health of people, animals and the environment. So, we try to look really holistically at problems and solve them because things like diseases that are transmitted in water need to have an environmental component. Animals are also often contaminating the water or getting contaminated water and often people are using that same water. So, it's kind of a good example of how we need to look at all three legs of that one health stool.
Narrator: Part of their efforts includes an international program called PREDICT, which aims to detect and control disease, particularly viruses that move between wildlife and people. For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.