“Conquest of Ebola in Humans and Animals” by Thomas P. Monath, MD…. highlights:
- The use of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a virus causing infection and disease in animals (cattle, horses, and pigs), as the backbone for construction of a human Ebola vaccine is certainly noteworthy in the context of One Health, although there are analogous examples (e.g. vaccinia).
- Like other zoonoses this disease exemplifies many principles of One Health.
- Now that the control of human Ebola virus disease appears to be close at hand through the use of a vaccine, extension to animal species affected by this disease is the next horizon. Reaching that goal will require close collaboration across the medical and veterinary fields, ecologists, conservation scientists, and others in the One Health community.