In the upcoming months NCOH will be hosting a series of scientific lectures on COVID-19, with a special focus on the One Health approach to current challenges. The first webinar “COVID-19 in minks” will be held on 6 July, World Zoonoses Day!
Human-to-human transmission is the driver of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the possibility that the new coronavirus SARS-Cov2 will infect other animal species again remains of concern. Partners within NCOH are starting to research the role of cats in potential virus transmission of this respiratory tract infection.
Several NCOH Principal Investigators gave an update from their medical-scientific perspective in the well-attended webinar The new coronavirus, from current threat to long-term lifestyle change on Tuesday evening 19 May 2020.
The coronavirus is not an isolated case. Experts warn of the increasing risk of zoonoses, infectious diseases transmitted from animals to humans. “Usually it ends well, sometimes it doesn’t.”
NCOH Student Travel Grant
The NCOH awards a number of travel grants to PhD students of NCOH Partners selected to present their abstract at an international One Health-related academic conference.