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Cottontail rabbit in a field with flower in its mouth

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 has been rapidly spreading across the western half of the United States, and Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler advises not handling wild rabbits at this time.
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


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.
Close-up view of a Norway rat

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.
Zoom screenshot of reunion panel; clockwise from top left: Steven Osofsky, Gen Meredith, Alex Travis, David Lodge, Lorin Warnick and Katherine McComas.

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.
Presentation image of wildlife, wildlife markets, and coronavirus


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.
A portrait of Dean Lorin Warnick

Congratulations to Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, Ph.D. ’94, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, who has been appointed to a second five-year term, effective July 1, 2021.


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.
Rat on top of leaves

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.
Cottontail rabbit shown walking on green grass

For Your Information

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.