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One Health Cure For Multiple Ills

An integrated approach to tackle health threats emerging due to human-animal environment interface can help save millions of lives and billions of dollars lost to diseases of animal origin

While the world is focused on fighting the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with vaccination, concerns are also building up about how to fight future pandemics better. Since zoonoses, which jump from animals to humans, comprise 60% of infectious diseases and 75% of emerging infectious diseases worldwide, attention is falling on pursuing the One Health approach. SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, too, has a zoonotic source as per the available evidence, while its laboratory construct theories abound too.