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Financial support for this project was provided by the American Society for Microbiology; Burroughs Wellcome Fund; GlaxoSmithKline; Infectious Diseases Society of America; Merck Company Foundation; sanofi pasteur; U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Army: Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, and the Medical Research and Materiel Command; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fogarty International Center, Food and Drug Administration, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

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Cover images: (Front): Courtesy of Rebekah Hutton; (Back): Adapted from Hufnagel, L., D. Brockmann, and T. Geisel. 2004. Forecast and control of epidemics in a globalized world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(42):15124-15129.

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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2012. Improving food safety through a One Health approach. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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