In the April 2021 issue, discover our special feature called "Zoonotic diseases - Animals: friends of foes?". Inserm’s magazine illustrates discoveries, debates and issues from the ever-evolving field of biomedical research.
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is a reminder that far from being a thing of the past, infectious diseases of animal origin, or zoonoses, represent a major threat to humanity. The research community is reorganizing itself in the hope of being better prepared for similar health risks in the future. What do we know about zoonoses? What challenges do we need to address to guard against them? What major advances have been made recently? Read on for the answers.