International Institute for Zoonosis Contro

Zoonotic diseases are diseases caused by pathogens that are transmitted from humans to animals or from animals to humans. Not only do they include many diseases of major public health concern, such as influenza, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and tuberculosis, but most emerging human diseases like COVID-19 are zoonotic, originating from animal pathogens. considered to be a disease. Furthermore, it is estimated that there are one million species of pathogens that can infect humans in the natural world, and how to control this risk has become a global issue.

Goal 3.3 of the SDGs includes “By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases”. Masu. Here, AIDS is an infectious disease caused by HIV that originates in monkeys, human tuberculosis causes tuberculosis in animals, and some pathogens of malaria are monkey-derived. The disease is also zoonotic. In addition, many researchers believe that the next zoonotic disease will occur after COVID-19, and in that sense, there is a need for infectious disease control that goes beyond the framework of the SDGs.

Therefore, we International Institute for Zoonosis Control, aim to establish a systematic study that enables the control of zoonotic diseases. We are conducting research with three approaches: (1) identification and clarification of transmission routes;