There have been good examples of medicines that have been used in animal health then being used for humans, and vice versa. For example, in West Africa river blindness in humans was combated using ivermectin, a medicine used for animals (following its initial development in horticulture), after the continued use of insecticide had proved largely ineffective.

One Health collaboration benefits both animal and human lives.

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