Infectious disease and economics: The case for considering multi-sectoral impacts

One Health. 2019 Jan 9;7:100080. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2018.100080. eCollection 2019 Jun.


Beyond the public health impacts of regional or global emerging and endemic infectious disease events lay wider socioeconomic consequences that are often not considered in risk or impact assessments. With rapid and extensive international travel and trade, such events can elicit economic shock waves far beyond the realm of traditional health sectors and original geographical range of a pathogen. While private sector organizations are impacted indirectly by these disease events, they are under-recognized yet effective stakeholders that can provide critical information, resources, and key partnerships to public and private health systems in response to and in preparation for potential infectious disease events and their socioeconomic consequences.

Keywords: Economic; Infectious disease; One Health; Preparedness; Zoonoses.

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  • Review