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Register now: NCOH brings you its first COVID-19 webinar on 6 July World Zoonoses Day!

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!

Prevention and control of infectious diseases outbreaks are important societal challenges that require an integrated and balanced perspective in which human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental elements and considerations are integrated. The new SARS-CoV-2 virus inspired One Health research globally. Time to exchange knowledge and expertise and learn from each other. That is why the NCOH invites you and all NCOH scientists to join our series of webinars.

The first webinar in this series will be about the current research regarding COVID-19 on mink farms. This spring, SARS-CoV-2 has infected Dutch mink farms that raise the animals for fur. The mink SARS-CoV-2-outbreaks are a zoonotic spillover from the human SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. It offers Dutch scientists a unique chance to study how the virus jumps between species and rapidly spreads through the mink population. The infected mink could have become a viral reservoir that could have caused new outbreaks in humans.

Date: Monday 6 July, 15:00 – 16:00 hours


Please register here. You will receive a link to the webinar on Monday 6 July.

Programme webinar “COVID-19 in minks”

15:00 Opening by Prof. Dick Heederik, chair NCOH Executive Board
Outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 infections on mink farms: introduction and on farm observations
Prof. Arjan Stegeman, Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University
SARS-CoV-2 infections in farmed mink: pathological and virological findings
Prof. Wim van der Poel, Wageningen University & Research
Development of the virus and spillover from human to animal and vice versa
Dr. Bas Oude Munnink PhD, Viroscience Department, Erasmus MC
15:45 Panel discussion
16:00 Wrap up

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