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La pandémie de Covid-19 sous l’angle « une seule santé »

Other titleThe COVID-19 pandemic from a One Health perspective
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 18, no. 790, p. 1386-1389
Publication date2022-07-13

The “One Health” approach is essential to better understand and manage a pandemic of animal origin. Sensitive geopolitical considerations seem to hamper the investigations into the origin of the pandemic, but everything points to the Rhinolophus bat as the starting point of this devastating pandemic. Through a phenomenon of reverse zoonosis, several hundred cases of contamination of animals by SARS-CoV-2 have been identified worldwide, involving about twenty species of mammals. The virus has also passed from animals to humans in the case of infected mink farms in Denmark or through contact with hamsters in Hong Kong. For the development of vaccines and treatments and to help detect COVID-19 in train stations or airports, the animal has confirmed its role as a valuable auxiliary resource for humans in the fight against the pandemic.

  • Animals
  • COVID-19
  • Chiroptera
  • Humans
  • Pandemics / prevention & control
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Zoonoses / epidemiology
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BOLON, Isabelle, RUIZ DE CASTANEDA, Rafael Luis, FLAHAULT, Antoine. La pandémie de Covid-19 sous l’angle « une seule santé ». In: Revue médicale suisse, 2022, vol. 18, n° 790, p. 1386–1389. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2022.18.790.1386
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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