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David Wiebers and Valery Feigin, What the COVID-19 crisis is telling humanity

Abstract

This commentary expands Wiebers & Feigin’s target article by pinpointing how declining wildlife, expanding livestock and globalisation contribute to the increase in epidemics of zoonotic diseases, the COVID-19 crisis and future health crises. Epidemics and the emergence of zoonoses are manifestations of dysfunctional links with animals, both wild and domestic, requiring a new approach to health and the environment.

Author Biography

Serge Morand, senior researcher at CNRS and Cirad in France, invited Professor at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine (Mahidol University, Bangkok), is a health ecologist investigating infectious diseases at the interface between wildlife and livestock in changing socio-ecosystems of Southeast Asia. Website

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