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Preventing a pandemic: Updating the human-animal rule-book

Page 1 of the book "Animals, Welfare and the Law" states: Mentioning "mad cow disease", "foot-and-mouth disease", "bird flu", or "swine flu" is...more >>

WHO : emerging pathogens from animals to humans

What have we learned from the investigations of the first known human COVID-19 cases?   As soon as the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in late December 2019, investigations were conducted...more >>

Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

The following information is sourced from the webpage of the US Food and Drug Administration. The principles have wide application to the food industry across the planet. Workers in the food and...more >>

Caring for pets and livestock during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many governments are providing websites dealing with frequently asked questions, concerns and issues involving corona virus and animals. The information below is taken from one such website. It is...more >>

OIE: Animal and environmental investigations to identify the zoonotic source of the COVID-19 Virus

OIE publicly available information addressing: What is known about the role of animals in the emergence of Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19 (caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (otherwise known as...more >>

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This information is provided by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"), CDC page last reviewed: March 16, 2020:   Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some...more >>

Wildlife trade ban as COVID-19 outbreak intensifies

China has banned the trade and consumption of wild animals in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.   A temporary ban on trade in wildlife announced in January was expected to continue until the...more >>

Liability in COVID-19 cases?

The Wuhan coronavirus, which is officially known as COVID-19, has affected tens of thousands of people around the world. As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase, people may be...more >>

COVID-19: another infectious disease emerging at the animal-human interface

The ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak is an example of yet another infectious disease emerging at the animal-human interface, causing considerable concern and disruption as it spreads across...more >>
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