Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Opinion Volume 3 Issue 7

Risks of Covid-19 Infection from Human-Non-Human Wildlife in Present Scenario

Dr. Ishita Ganguly*

Department of Zoology, Wildlife Science, Ex Faculty, Assistant Professor, K.L. Mehta Dayanand College for Women Faridabad and Ex PhD Scholar at Amity Institute of Forestry and Wildlife, Amity University Noida, India

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Ishita Ganguly, Department of Zoology, Wildlife Science, Ex Faculty, Assistant Professor, K.L. Mehta Dayanand College for Women Faridabad and Ex PhD Scholar at Amity Institute of Forestry and Wildlife, Amity University Noida, India.

Received: June 24, 2021; Published: June 30, 2021

On the rise of Covid-19 virus globally, it is important to rise questions on human to non-human wildlife transfer of the disease in present scenario. Rhinolophid bats were considered as the most potential evolutionary source for Covid-19 virus but human-to-non-human wildlife transmission (zooanthroponotic potential) has happened on numerous events, in different nations, and including a few animal groups. In any case, almost certainly, further cases in animal life will arise since numerous Covids have an expansive host range [1]. Transmission of diseases caused mass mortality in wild populations of nonhuman primates earlier [2]. Rhesus macaques were used as biomedical tool in covid case studies at first in case of non-human wildlife and macaques were found to develop symptoms in response to infection that closely resembled infections of humans following the development of COVID-19. After recognizing the potential danger of this covid virus to nonhuman primates, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) [3], together with Great Apes section of the Primate Specialist Group, released a joint statement on several precautions that should be taken for researchers and caretakers while interacting with great apes in wild and laboratories.

References

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  2. Holzmann I., et al. “Impact of yellow fever outbreaks on two howler monkey species (Alouatta guariba clamitans and A. caraya) in Misiones, Argentina”. American Journal of Primatology 72 (2010): 475-480.
  3. IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group and Primate Specialist Group, Section on Great Apes. Great apes, COVID-19 and the SARS CoV-2 joint statement of the IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group and the Primate Specialist Group, Section on Great Apes. Great apes and SARS CoV 2 Communique (2020).
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  5. Oude Munnink BB., et al. “Transmission of SARSCoV-2 on mink farms between humans and mink and back to humans”. Science 371 (2021): 172-177.

Citation

Citation: Dr. Ishita Ganguly. “Risks of Covid-19 Infection from Human-Non-Human Wildlife in Present Scenario". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.7 (2021): 58-59.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Dr. Ishita Ganguly. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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