Zoonoses, and the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Zoonoses, and the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors

  • ML Edy Parwanto Biology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18051/JBiomedKes.2023.v6.1-4

Keywords:

Zoonoses, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, WHO

Abstract

Zoonoses are a group of diseases that can be transmitted to humans by non-human vertebrate animals. The source of zoonoses is a large number of domesticated and wild animals. Causes of zoonoses include viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Initially, it was stated that COVID-19 was caused by the novel coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019), then WHO stated that the name that caused COVID-19 was severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Although COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 has been classified as a zoonotic disease, no animal reservoir has been found, so the classification is premature. The proposed term for COVID-19 is classified as an “emerging infectious disease (EID) of probable animal origin.” Transmission of COVID-19 is exclusively in the form of human-human transmission, so it is not in accordance with the zoonotic definition of WHO.

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Author Biography

ML Edy Parwanto, Biology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

Departemen Biologi Kedokteran, Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

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Published

2023-04-30

How to Cite

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Parwanto ME. Zoonoses, and the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. J Biomedika dan Kesehat [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];6(1):1-4. Available from: https://jbiomedkes.org/index.php/jbk/article/view/308

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