A novel coronavirus emerged in human populations and spread rapidly to cause the global coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Although the origin of the associated virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 [SARS-CoV-2]) remains unclear, genetic evidence suggests that bats are a reservoir host of the virus, and pangolins are a probable intermediate. SARS-CoV-2 has crossed the species barrier to infect humans and other animal species, and infected humans can facilitate reverse-zoonotic transmission to animals. Considering the rapidly changing interconnections among people, animals, and ecosystems, traditional roles of veterinarians should evolve to include transdisciplinary roles.
- animal model
- one health
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Yoo, H. S., & Yoo, D. (2020). COVID-19 and Veterinarians for One Health, Zoonotic- And Reverse-Zoonotic Transmissions. Journal of Veterinary Science, 21(3), e51. [e51]. https://doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2020.21.e51