WHO-Convened Global Study of Origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part

Author:
World Health Organisation
Publisher:
World Health Organization
Publication Date:
30 March 2021
Tags:
Coronavirus, International Organizations and Africa

In May 2020, the World Health Assembly requested the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to continue to work closely with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and countries, as part of the One Health approach, to identify the zoonotic source of SARS-CoV-2 and the route of introduction to the human population, including the possible role of intermediate hosts. The aim is to prevent both reinfection with the virus in animals and humans and the establishment of new zoonotic reservoirs, thereby reducing further risks of the emergence and transmission of zoonotic diseases.

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