Considerations on monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in animals


World Organisation for Animal Health

The purpose of this document is to provide high-level considerations on monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in animals to support risk assessment and risk management at the human-animal-environment interface, and to provide examples of situations in which animal populations may be monitored for SARS-CoV-2 infections.

The considerations aim to promote the principles of multisectoral coordination and transparency when studying SARS-CoV-2 at the human-animal-environment interface.