An interdisciplinary approach to tackling coronavirus

A life-threatening disease crosses from one species to another and humanity holds its breath. In the wake of the new coronavirus, we are all anxious now. Yet how many of us in the wider academic community are aware of the One Health Initiative?

The prospect of infection should be more than enough to persuade us that research and training in animal health, human health and environmental health need to be much better integrated. This is the core message of the One Health Initiative. Escaping from the silos, that is its project.

Launched in the United States in 2006, its scope is global, with a powerful focus on research, education and dissemination to policy-makers and the media. ...

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