“A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be spread between animals and humans. Scientists estimate that more than six out of every ten infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals and 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people are spread from animals.” – CDC
Globally, it is estimated that 2.5 billion people are sickened annually by zoonotic disease resulting in 2.7 million annual deaths. One death every 12 seconds.
Zoonotic diseases are everywhere that humans and animals interact. Going into a back yard or a public park can expose anyone to mosquitoes and ticks, each of which can carry multiple diseases.
To focus on only one such zoonotic disease, Lyme disease is the most prevalent disease in the U.S., sickening 300,000 people in the U.S. each year and causing $3.4B in medical and non-medical costs. The problem is only getting worse, and scientists estimate more than half of all U.S. counties harbors tick who carry Lyme disease.
Lyme Disease Progression in the United States
Source: Science (2016)
To reduce these diseases, US BIOLOGIC delivers disease prevention, combining One Health solutions and predictive analytics to apply point of disease prevention interventions such as orally delivered vaccines to reduce harmful bacteria in the environment, as well as targeted tick and mosquito reduction solutions. Together, these solutions pinpoint disease locations and deliver the right interventions to reduce disease in historic ways.
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