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

Alessandro Foddai, Ann Lindberg, Juan Lubroth, Johanne Ellis-Iversen*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100130
JournalOne Health
Volume9
Number of pages2
ISSN0019-8366
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Decision-making
  • Disease surveillance
  • Pandemic

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