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The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky observes that the recent World Health Organization report on the origins of COVID-19 reinforces what we’ve long known.
Jane Goodall

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, and the World Wildlife Fund will host a free, virtual conference on February 23, focused on humans, wildlife and the prevention of future pandemics. The keynote address will be given by Jane Goodall, trailblazing conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace.
Cornell Red-tailed Hawk in flight by Christine Bogdanowicz 2020

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has released its 2020 Annual Report, detailing its progress in its key strategic priority areas, including "Advances in Animal, Human and Ecosystem Health."
Cornell researchers participate in a "One Health Perspectives" session

Cornell researchers participated in an open discussion during the “One Health Perspectives” session as part of the COVID-19 Summit, a two-day event featuring researchers from across Cornell.
Medical worker wearing face mask and eye shield

The history of an approach to health to prevent future pandemics.
Birds in marketplace

A bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, would direct the State Department to work with international partners to shut down commercial wildlife markets, end the trade in live wildlife for human consumption and stop the associated wildlife trade, end the import, export, and sale of live wildlife for human consumption in the United States, and phase out demand for wildlife as a food source.
Bat hanging from tree

For Your Information

The mixing of multiple coronaviruses, and their apparent amplification along the wildlife supply chain into restaurants, suggests maximal risk for end consumers and likely underpins the mechanisms of zoonotic spillover to people.
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.
Two women wearing face masks

For Your Information

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

Podcast

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.