The Tipping Point in Companion Vector-Borne Diseases

Within the past year, organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (in partnership with the International Federation on Animal Health–IFAH), chose to recognize vector-borne diseases as a leading global public health topic, respectively. As key-takeaways, we’ve learned that vector-borne diseases are gaining scope in awareness, comprise a class of diseases which are entirely preventable to both animals and humans, and affect over one billion people globally. Here Prof. Norbert Mencke and Dominick Kennerson from Bayer Animal Health provide a framework on recent “Companion Vector-borne Diseases” (CVBD®) activities that may provide some insight into the CVBD landscape for the next several years.