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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.
Cottontail rabbit shown walking on green grass

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Keeping New York State wildlife rehabilitators informed and prepared for emerging disease threats is an important part of surveillance and prevention at the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab.
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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.
Snapshot of Dr. Kailey Anderson in panel

Video

On May 20, 2020, we hosted a panel discussion for current Cornell DVM students interested in wildlife health-related careers.

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

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.
Coronavirus with animals and trees around it

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.
Eastern box turtle

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Most people value wildlife encounters, and there’s a fascination that comes from a taxa so vastly different than our own. But, many species of reptiles and amphibians are declining in the wild, facing threats such as habitat loss, unscrupulous collection, and disease. Therefore, great care must be taken to ensure that we do not negatively impact that which we love.
Wet market

“When we harvest wild animals from all over the world and bring them into markets, let them all mix together, what we’re doing is creating the perfect storm..." says the Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Steve Osofsky, on wet markets.
Rodman Getchell and researcher examining a fish

Blog

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Rodman Getchell gives a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting aquatic animal health research being done at Cornell, and the significant role it plays in responding to emerging issues in fish health in New York State and internationally.