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Preventing the Next Pandemic - Zoonotic Diseases and How to Break the Chain of Transmission New Report and Video

Preventing the Next Pandemic - Zoonotic deseases and how to break the chain of transmission

The report offers a set of practical recommendations that can help policymakers prevent and respond to future disease outbreaks and includes a feature Video.
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A new scientific assessment from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) finds that unless countries take dramatic steps to curb zoonotic contagions, global outbreaks like COVID-19 will become more common. The assessment, Preventing the next pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission, published in July 2020, describes how 60% of the 1,400 microbes known to infect humans originated in animals.