Human coronaviruses continue to pose a threat to human health. The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in December 2019 which causes coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), an acute respiratory disease marked the third introduction of a highly pathogenic coronavirus into the human population in the twenty-first century. This recent emergence of a previously unknown coronavirus in China leads to huge impacts on humans globally. Covid-19 is a challenge to global public health. Here, we discuss the COVID-19 outbreak in a one health context, highlighting the need for the implementation of one health measures and practices to improve human health and reduce the emergence of pandemic viruses.
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El Zowalaty, M.E. and Järhult, J. (2020) 'From SARS to COVID-19: A Previously Unknown SARS- Related Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) of Pandemic Potential Infecting Humans - Call for a One Health Approach', One Health 9: 100124
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