A 'One Health' approach

EPIC scientists have forged new collaborations with external partners in human health and wildlife sectors.

In 2015, EPIC was asked to contribute to a call for evidence to underpin a future ministerial decision on the reintroduction of beavers into Scotland. A qualitative risk assessment on the public health risks associated with beavers was undertaken by EPIC and Health Protection Scotland (HPS) scientists. This work consolidated links between HPS and EPIC, improved EPIC's access to endemic disease data and have facilitated ongoing conversations about future "One Health' approaches to resolving joint animal and human disease issues.

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