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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.

Podcast

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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For Your Information

Coronaviruses can become zoonotic, as in the case of COVID-19, and hunting, sale, and consumption of wild animals in Southeast Asia increases the risk for such incidents.
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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.
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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.
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The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky discusses how One Health and Planetary Health approaches emphasize a “preventive medicine perspective – stopping problems earlier, rather than dealing with the consequences” and could help prevent the next pandemic.
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We drafted The Manhattan Principles on 'One World, One Health' in 2004. In 2020, let’s act as if we truly comprehend the pandemic’s stark reminder that there really is only one world, and one health. May Earth Days to come be better for it.