COVID-19, Animals and Biodiversity


Animals & Climate Change & Global Health Webinar Series

Lecture on pandemics & wildlife surveillance



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  • Almendros, A. (2020). Can companion animals become infected with Covid-19?. Veterinary Record, 186(12), 388-389.
  • Alonso-Aguirre, A., Richard, C., Frye, H., Shelley, L. (2020) Illicit wildlife trade, wet markets, and COVID-19: Preventing future pandemics. World Medical and Health Policy 12(3), pp. 256-265
  • Ariful Islam, M. (2020) COVID-19 and Pet Animals: What we need to know? Res. Agric. Livest. Fish. 7(1), pp. 83-86
  • Busquet, F., Hartung, T., Pallocca, G., Rovida, C., & Leist, M. (2020). Harnessing the power of novel animal-free test methods for the development of COVID-19 drugs and vaccines. 
  • Di Marco et al. (2020) Sustainable development must account for pandemic risk. PNAS 117(8), pp. 3888-3892
  • Gebreyes et al. (2014) The global one health paradigm: challenges and opportunities for tackling infectious diseases at the human, animal, and environment interface in low-resource settings. PLOS neglected tropical diseases 8:e3257-e3257
  • Grace, D. (2019) Infectious diseases and agriculture. Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability 3, pp. 439-447
  • Hassel, J. M., Begon, M., Ward, M. J., Fèvre, E. M. (2017) Urbanization and disease emergence: Dynamics at the wildlife-livestock-human interface. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32(1), pp. 55-67
  • Jones et al. (2008) Global trends in emerging infectious diseases. Nature 451
  • Kock, R. (2014) Drivers of disease emergence and spread: Is wildlife to blame? Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 81(2)
  • Lambin et al. (2010) Pathogenic landscapes: Interactions between land, people, disease vectors, and their animal hosts. International Journal of Health Geographics 9, p.54
  • Leroy, E. M., Gouilh, M. A., & Brugère-Picoux, J. (2020). The risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to pets and other wild and domestic animals strongly mandates a one-health strategy to control the COVID-19 pandemic. One Health. Archives of toxicology, 1-10.
  • McMahon, B. J., Morand, S., Gray, J. S. (2018) Ecosystem change and zoonoses in the Anthropocene. Zoonoses and public health 65, pp. 755-765
  • Mobasheri, A. (2020). COVID-19, Companion Animals, Comparative Medicine and One Health. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7, 522.
  • Morse et al. (2012) Prediction and prevention of the next pandemic zoonosis. The Lancet 380, pp. 1956-1965
  • Murdoch, D. R., & French, N. P. (2020). COVID-19: another infectious disease emerging at the animal-human interface. The New Zealand Medical Journal (Online), 133(1510), 12-15.
  • Naicker, P. R. (2011) The impact of climate change and other factors on zoonotic diseases. Archives of Clinical Microbiology 2, pp. 2-4
  • Oliva, J. L., & Johnston, K. L. (2020). Puppy love in the time of Corona: Dog ownership protects against loneliness for those living alone during the COVID-19 lockdown. The International Journal of Social Psychiatry.
  • Ostfeld, R. S. (2009) Biodiversity loss and the rise of zoonotic pathogens. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 15, Suppl 1:40-3
  • Rohr, J. R., Barrett, C. B., Civitello, D. J., Craft, M. E., Delius, B., DeLeo, G. et al. (2019) Emerging human infectious diseases and the links to global food production. Nature Sustainability 2, pp. 445-456
  • Rutz, C., Loretto, M. C., Bates, A. E., Davidson, S. C., Duarte, C. M., Jetz, W., … & Primack, R. B. (2020). COVID-19 lockdown allows researchers to quantify the effects of human activity on wildlife. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4(9), 1156-1159.
  • Saadat, S., Rawtani, D., Hussain, C. M. (2020) Environmental perspective of COVID-1. Science of the Total Environment 728
  • Shi, J., Wen, Z., Zhong, G., Yang, H., Wang, C., Huang, B., … & Zhao, Y. (2020). Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals to SARS–coronavirus 2. Science, 368(6494), 1016-1020.
  • Thompson, R. C. A. (2013) Parasite zoonoses and wildlife: One health, spillover and human activity. International Journal for Parasitology 43, pp. 1079-1088
  • Wang et al. (2020) A review of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on current evidence. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents:105948