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COVID-19 and Gorilla Doctors

Categories: Journal no. 60, Gorilla Journal, Tourism, Diseases, Protective Measures, People & Gorillas

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Never before have we understood the concept of One Health more than we do today, as we face the COVID-19 pandemic as a global community. While we don't yet have proof, it is likely that SARS CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 disease, emerged from an animal host and spilled over to infect humans. We are living a One Health moment - seeing what can happen when humans and animals interact in a shared environment in unsustainable ways with devastating consequences.

The One Health Institute, Gorilla Doctors' administrative home at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, has been at the forefront of...

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