VPH: Veterinary Public Health.a Branch of veterinary sciences which deals with the human-animal health cross over.
WHOdefines VPH as follows
Veterinary Public Health (VPH)is "the sum of all contributions to the physical, mental and social well-being of humans through an understanding and application of veterinary science".
The core domains of VPH include the following: diagnosis, surveillance, epidemiology, control, prevention and elimination of zoonoses; food protection; management of health aspects of laboratory animal facilities and diagnostic laboratories; biomedical research; health education and extension; and production and control of biological products and medical devices. Other VPH core domains may include management of domestic and wild animal populations, protection of drinking-water and the environment, and management of public health emergencies.
Veterinary public health is an essential part of public health and includes various types of cooperation between the disciplines that link the health triad, people-animals-environment, and all of its interactions.
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