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Revista de Salud Pública

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HERNANDEZ-GALLO, Nicolás; HERNANDEZ-FLOREZ, Luis J.  and  CORTES-VECINO, Jesús A.. Cryptosporidiosis and "One Health". Rev. salud pública [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.1, pp.138-143. ISSN 0124-0064.

Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease (zoonotic) caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium, which infects the intestine. It occurs in humans and in different pets, farm and wild animals. Its role is underestimated and little is known about its epidemiology, due to the low interest it draws and the limited availability of diagnostic methods. The population health, both human and animal, is related to a close interaction of three factors: the environment, pathogens, and population, which determines the state of health and disease; some of the diseases considered as emerging, that appeared in the last years. The approach, known as "One Health", is a growing global strategy being adopted by a diversity of organizations and policy makers in response to the need for integrated approaches. This approach may be relevant to a wide range of global development goals. There is more and more talk about holistic health. It seems that we are more aware that health is not reduced to something purely biological, but affects the whole person. It is not only seeing the patient globally, it is starting from the complexity of the human being and the whole world crossed by vulnerability and interacting with the totality of the subjects.

Keywords : Cryptosporidiosis; zoonoses; emerging communicable diseases; holistic medicine (source: MeSH, NLM).

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