Vaccine Preventable Zoonotic Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Health Progress

Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Jun 22;10(7):993. doi: 10.3390/vaccines10070993.


Zoonotic diseases represent a heavy global burden, causing important economic losses, impacting animal health and production, and costing millions of human lives. The vaccination of animals and humans to prevent inter-species zoonotic disease transmission is an important intervention. However, efforts to develop and implement vaccine interventions to reduce zoonotic disease impacts are often limited to the veterinary and agricultural sectors and do not reflect the shared burden of disease. Multisectoral collaboration, including co-development opportunities for human and animal vaccines, expanding vaccine use to include animal reservoirs such as wildlife, and strategically using vaccines to interrupt complex transmission cycles is needed. Addressing zoonoses requires a multi-faceted One Health approach, wherein vaccinating people and animals plays a critical role.

Keywords: One Health; animal; emerging; vaccine; zoonotic.

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This research received no external funding.