The One Health Approach to Harmful Algal Blooms

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A recent article by EPA researcher Elizabeth Hilborn and co-author Val Beasley of the University of Pennsylvania, “One Health and Cyanobacteria in Freshwater Systems: Animal Illnesses and Deaths are Sentinel Events for Human Health Risks,” uses a One Health approach to demonstrate how animal illnesses and death can be used as sentinel events to warn of human health risks associated with harmful algal blooms.  The researchers found that illness or death among livestock, fish, and other animals are all events that may indicate the presence of harmful cyanobacteria that may impact human health.

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