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Ecological Countermeasures to Prevent Pathogen Spillover and Subsequent Pandemics

Abi Tamim Vanak

Nature Communications | March 26, 2024

Substantial global attention is focused on how to reduce the risk of future pandemics. Reducing this risk requires investment in prevention, preparedness, and response. Although preparedness and response have received significant focus, prevention, especially the prevention of zoonotic spillover, remains largely absent from global conversations. This oversight is due in part to the lack of a clear definition of prevention and lack of guidance on how to achieve it.