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Hawai'ian Apapane bird with mosquito in eye

Vector-borne infectious diseases pose substantial threats to human health and the conservation of wildlife. Avian malaria in Hawai‘i provides an example of the devastation caused by the emergence and spread of such diseases within susceptible host populations.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is only the latest instance of an infectious pathogen jumping from animals to people. How to prevent the next pandemic is a matter of vigorous debate, and this report examines some of the key issues around virological research and human activities that can enable disease emergence (such as deforestation and the wildlife trade), and considers how conservation of wilderness and associated biodiversity can make us safer.
Cracking One Health


In this Cracking One Health podcast interview, Dr. Steve Osofsky provides a personal perspective on his One Health work in southern Africa, and on his role in the origins of the One Health movement.
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The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Martin Gilbert co-authored a paper with preliminary findings that suggest the mixing of multiple coronaviruses in the wildlife trade and their apparent amplification along the supply chain could increase risk for end consumers.
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This One Health panel discussion highlights Cornell’s unique mix of faculty expertise when it comes to problems impacting our health, the health of our fellow creatures, and that of the environment that supports us all.
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Solving the world’s most pressing health challenges, like the recent efforts to prevent coronavirus spread, requires an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach. While a long-standing platform of Cornell’s mission and vision, this One Health philosophy is now more popular than ever. Learn how Cornell is leading the way in linking human, animal, and ecosystem health.


This podcast interview focuses on questions our pandemic predicament makes unavoidable, and on the value of using a One Health and Planetary Health lens to inform our answers.
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In this new op-ed, the Cornell Wildlife Health Center’s Dr. Steve Osofsky makes the case that U.S. foreign assistance must focus on the root causes of pandemics.

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky discusses the role of wildlife markets in igniting pandemics.

As the world grapples with the worst global public health emergency in recent memory, more than 100 scientists and conservation leaders from 25 countries are calling on governments across the globe to address high-risk wildlife trade to reduce the chance of another outbreak.