COVID-19 and Veterinarians for One Health, Zoonotic- And Reverse-Zoonotic Transmissions

Han Sang Yoo, Dongwan Yoo

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere51
Pages (from-to)e51
JournalJournal of Veterinary Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2020


  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • animal model
  • coronavirus
  • one health
  • transmission
  • veterinarian
  • zoonosis
  • 2019-nCoV
  • Pandemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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