Diseases that are naturally transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonoses. Outbreaks or events involving new or re-emerging zoonoses also occur in the Netherlands. New zoonotic diseases will continue to emerge. An appropriate response to emerging zoonoses requires close collaboration between medical and veterinary professionals. In this topic, we elaborate on the One Health approach in the Netherlands and our national and international activities on signalling, assessing and controlling zoonoses.
Sustained avian flu outbreak is the most remarkable outbreak in 2021 discussed in Zoonoses Report
The outbreak of the H5N1 variant of avian flu was the most remarkable outbreak in 2021. In October of that year, the Netherlands experienced the start of the biggest outbreak of avian flu since 2003.
Zoonoses Report 2020 focuses on emerging zoonoses
The COVID-19 pandemic and the outbreak of the West Nile Virus in 2020 show that so-called emerging zoonoses pose a risk to the Netherlands.