Merck Manuals, a comprehensive online medical reference, has developed a microsite, MerckManuals.com/OneHealth, where visitors can read insightful commentary, watch informative videos, and access relevant association resources related to One Health.
One Health is the concept that the health of humans, animals, and the environment are inextricably linked. Therefore, medical and veterinary professionals as well as those in other scientific, health, and environmental disciplines should communicate and collaborate, instead of work in isolation.
“The One Health approach bridges the gap between human and animal medicine,” said Melissa Adams, director of marketing and brand awareness for the Merck Manuals. “Moreover, it recognizes the role the environment plays in promoting well-being.”
Benefits of One Health integration are:
- Prevention of outbreaks of zoonotic diseases
- Improvement in food safety
- Reduction of antimicrobial-resistant infections
- Protection of biodiversity and conservation
- Enhancement of the human/animal bond
- Advocacy of global health
Merck Manuals’ mission to share accurate medical information is consistent with One Health’s emphasis on collaboration.
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Access to the human health websites, MerckManuals.com/Pro for healthcare professionals and medical students and MerckManuals.com/Consumer for patients and other lay audiences is unlimited and always free. The same is the case for the animal health website, MerckVetManual.com, for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and nurses, and veterinary students.
There is no registration, and visitors are never asked to provide personal information on any of the Merck Manuals websites, which all provide a user experience free of advertising or sponsored content of any kind. Hundreds of renowned experts serve as contributors, and all of the content is reviewed by an independent editorial board and regularly updated online.
Provided as a public service by Merck & Co., Inc., the digital offerings expand on the subject matter contained in The Merck Manuals, a series of reference books long trusted by health and veterinary professionals, as well as consumers and pet owners.
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