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A Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for COVID-19

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A Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for COVID-19
(April 06, 2020) Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, has tested positive for COVID-19. She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover.

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How Do We Prevent the Next Outbreak?

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How Do We Prevent the Next Outbreak?
(April 02, 2020) As WCS' Chris Walzer and Nicholas Robinson write in this blog for Scientific American, the COVID-19 outbreak reminds us of a fundamental fact that cannot be ignored: Human, animal, plant and environmental health and well-being are all intrinsically connected and profoundly influenced by human activities. 

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One World - One Health Spring News: Emerging Diseases and Wildlife Trade

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One World - One Health Spring News: Emerging Diseases and Wildlife Trade
(March 18, 2020) With a focus on the links between emerging diseases and wildlife trade and the actions that need to be taken to protect human health and biodiversity, our Spring newsletter also highlights the our work with Albatross in Chile and sharks in New York waters, the spillover of a livestock virus that has devastated wild ungulates in Mongolia, the recently established Berlin Principles on One Health and over 100 years of veterinary excellence at the WCS. 

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COVID-19: The Wildlife Trade and Human Disease

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COVID-19: The Wildlife Trade and Human Disease
(March 17, 2020) Christian Walzer, executive director of global health at the Wildlife Conservation Society, talks with Scientific American about how the wildlife trade, especially for human consumption, can lead to disease outbreaks. Listen here

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Conservationists Set the Record Straight on COVID-19’s Wildlife Links

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Conservationists Set the Record Straight on COVID-19’s Wildlife Links
(March 17, 2020) “It’s just a numbers game,” WCS's Dr. Christian Walzer told Mongabay of markets that trade in wildlife. “If you just put enough species together and allow them to share viruses and then put a lot of people in contact with the animals and their parts, then you just invariably will have a virus that can enter a human cell and replicate and, in rarer occasions, transmit from human to human.”

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