Surveillance to improve evidence for community control decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic - Opening the animal epidemic toolbox for Public Health.

Foddai A, Lindberg A, Lubroth J, Ellis-Iversen J

One Health 9 (-) 100130 [2020-06-00; online 2020-03-27]

During the first few months of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic reached Europe and spread around the world. Health systems all over the world are trying to control the outbreak in the shortest possible time. Exotic disease outbreaks are not uncommon in animal health and randomised surveillance is frequently used as support for decision-making. This editorial discusses the possibilities of practicing One Health, by using methods from animal health to enhance surveillance for COVID-19 to provide an evidence base fort decision-making in communities and countries.

Type: Other

PubMed 32292816

DOI 10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100130

Crossref 10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100130

pii: S2352-7714(20)30046-X
pii: 100130
pmc: PMC7104048

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