The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes the disease COVID-19. The virus is zoonotic, which means that it jumped from animals to humans. Veterinary researchers are critical in the understanding and prevention of zoonotic diseases, which are estimated to comprise 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people. Through its One Health Institute, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the foremost institutions working to identify and prevent the transmission and spread of these types of viruses.
Learn more about how UC Davis experts are contributing to the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in these news articles and interviews or read the latest updates from Michael D. Lairmore, dean of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine