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STOP Spillover observes World Zoonoses Day July 6, 2024

More than 70 percent of new, emerging, and re-emerging infectious diseases originate from animals. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the tremendous global risks that can occur when zoonotic diseases spill over to humans.

Strategies to Prevent (STOP) Spillover, a USAID-funded project led by Tufts University, is a global consortium of experts in human, animal, and environmental health focused on:

  • Understanding the risk factors that contribute to viral spillover from animals to humans
  • Implementing interventions at spillover points to prevent zoonotic disease
  • Assessing risk reduction practices and policies to prevent spillover and mitigate amplification and spread of disease
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Photo of an Asian palm civet on a tree branch. Source: Francis Yap
Asian palm civet. Source: Francis Yap

STOP Spillover releases Year 4 Semi-Annual Report