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

Abstract

Wildlife health systems aim to ensure that all animal life is healthy and resilient. They protect biodiversity and ecosystem services and ensure that the risk of spillover of pathogens is mitigated. These systems are flexible, multidisciplinary and cross-sectorial. They can manage a variety of threats to life that arise in different communities and cultures. Very small investments are required to ensure that wildlife health systems function effectively.

Author Biography

Lee Skerratt is currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and leads the One Health Research Group at the Melbourne Veterinary School. His main research focus is understanding the impact and determinants of diseases affecting wildlife and ultimately methods to control them. Website

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