The World Health Organization (WHO) roll out the concept of one health
to deal with the spread of infectious diseases that could spread to
many countries. It is also become the basis of cooperation between the
Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UGM with
University of Minnesota, and Tufsts University, United States, to
develop one application of health through knowledge and experience
exchange, research collaboration and exchange of faculty and students.
Among one of the infectious diseases of animal instance of swine flu
outbreak in Mexico. Generally the disease is the result of interaction
between humans and animals and humans and their environment. So to do
by handling and multi- sectoral collaboration among mutlidisiplin
through the concept of one health. Microbiology expert Faculty, dr.
Abu Tholib M.Sc, Ph.D, Sp.MK, said the concept of one health is needed
in Indonesia. Because Indonesia is part of the Southeast Asia region
is considered to be the largest endemic emergence of new infectious
diseases. Among the bird flu disease, malaria, dengue, tuberculosis,
rabies, and so on, which now continues to experience growth and
changes caused by genetic mutations. "If it is not anticipated, a new
disease can spread from Indonesia to the world in one week," said Abu
Tholib Faculty of Medicine in Yogyakarta, Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Through the concept of one health, he continued, diseases of zoonotic
infections can be treated early and intensively. But the necessary
education and training involving researchers from various disciplines
to share include physicians, veterinarians, nutritionists, nurses,
ecologists and social scientists. Faculty matching zoonosis expert,
Prof. Dr. drh. Tunas Artama Wayan, insists zoonotic disease management
can not be overcome through human medical treatment, but also need the
involvement of doctors animals. "The spread of the disease transferred
from animals to humans and vice versa. So need treatment more
intensive animal diseases, "he said. Recognized Wayan, diseases of
animals are not separated from the effects of human habits and
behavior as a result of interaction with animals. Inevitably, these
interactions as a transmission medium. Researchers from the University
of Minnesota, Linda Olson Keller said the spread of disease
surveillance and control must involve many researchers from various
fields of science. In the United States found an average of one new
type of disease that occur each year. Although it arguably does not
really new, because diantaraya result of the change and the
development of previously existing disease. "At least we found a new
disease every year," he said. Women are often asked by the health
department said the United States this type of influenza illness is
still in the spotlight and receive intensive supervision of the U.S.
Department of Health. Swine flu in Mexico and the West Nile Virus
(West Nile Virus) from the Middle East continue to be monitored so as
not to endemic to the United States.