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One Health

One Health

Updates on research, policy and teaching activities exploring the complex relationships between human, animal and planetary health.

Collaboration is key- Meet Epic, a partner of Edinburgh University

Throughout this years World One Health Congress, collaboration has come up again and again as being absolutely pivotal to a One Health approach. With that in mind, I wanted to take some time today to highlight on of the key partners of the University of Edinburgh in their One Health work: Epic.

Epic is the Scottish Centre of expertise on animal outbreaks. This initiative involves partnership with Scottish Government veterinarians, scientists and policy officials, as well as engagement with stakeholders and the public, to both prepare for and react to Animal Disease outbreaks.
You can read more about Epic and their presence at WOHC 2020 at

And below are links to some of their work with Edinburgh researchers.


Editorial: Risk-Based Evidence for Animal Health Policy.

A Tool for Prioritizing Livestock Disease Threats to Scotland

Policy Briefs:

POLICY BRIEF: West Nile Virus: Risks of introduction from the Camargue by northward migrating passerines.

POLICY BRIEF: network representation of deer in Great Britain to inform surveillance and control of infectious disease


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