Today’s World Zoonoses Day is more significant than most, as the world continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. Public health experts are working to control the deadly disease, while support from the animal health sector is helping make it a One Health effort.
In this newsletter, we look at how the animal health industry is building defenses against zoonoses and provide an easy-to-use infographic on how vaccines work.
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It’s believed that 60% of human illnesses are zoonotic, with the vast majority emerging from wildlife. The pandemic has shone a spotlight on zoonoses and the urgent need to protect the world from future outbreaks. We take a look at the significant work in the animal health industry that’s already strengthening our defenses.
“All of humanity can work together to learn about the disease [COVID-19] and develop the capacity to fight it. With the right tools in hand, and smart implementation, we will eventually be able to declare an end to this pandemic—and turn our attention to how to prevent and contain the next one.”