Agenda 06July2020 Webinar Covid-19 in Minks

About this webinar Covid-19 in minks

NCOH will be hosting a series of scientific lectures on COVID-19, with a special focus on the One Health approach to current challenges. The first webinar “COVID-19 in minks” will be held on 6 July, World Zoonoses Day!

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About this webinar Covid-19 in minks

In the upcoming months NCOH will be hosting a series of scientific lectures on COVID-19, with a special focus on the One Health approach to current challenges. The first webinar “COVID-19 in minks” will be held on 6 July, World Zoonoses Day!
 
Prevention and control of infectious diseases outbreaks are important societal challenges that require an integrated and balanced perspective in which human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental elements and considerations are integrated. The new SARS-CoV-2 virus inspired One Health research globally. Time to exchange knowledge and expertise and learn from each other. That is why the NCOH invites you and all NCOH scientists to join our series of webinars.

The first webinar in this series will be about the current research regarding COVID-19 on mink farms. This spring, SARS-CoV-2 has infected Dutch mink farms that raise the animals for fur. The mink SARS-CoV-2-outbreaks are a zoonotic spillover from the human SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. It offers Dutch scientists a unique chance to study how the virus jumps between species and rapidly spreads through the mink population. The infected mink could have become a viral reservoir that could have caused new outbreaks in humans.
 


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  • 6 July 2020, 15:00 - 16:00 hrs.