COVID 19 and the Malaysian zoo preventive measure readiness

Ten, Dennis Choon Yung and Edinur, Hisham Atan and Jani, Rohana and Hashim, Noor Hashida and Abdullah, Mohd Tajuddin (2021) COVID 19 and the Malaysian zoo preventive measure readiness. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 16 (1). pp. 46-54. ISSN 1823-8556, DOI

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The COVID-19 pandemic is due to SARS-CoV-2 and is spreading into 215 countries in the world. The COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, and human to human transmission is possible via direct and indirect contact with infected individuals and contaminated surfaces. Recently, captive species of wild cats were tested positive for the COVID-19, and this is evidence of possible transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from human to animal, i.e., zooanthroponosis. In particular, the zoos should reduce the risk of introducing SARS-CoV-2 to the captive animals from the tourists or their workers. The risks can be reduced by implementing the preventive measure responses following the emergence of zoonotic disease. In this commentary article, we provide the existing disease control measures and have proposed several other preventive measures for the management of zooanthroponosis in various zoos located in Peninsular Malaysia. © 2021, Penerbit UMT. All Rights Reserved

Item Type: Article
Funders: DWNP, Department of Wildlife, Giant Panda Research Consortium Malaysia [Grant No: KPGPM/UMT/53161], Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), National Parks, Peninsular Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ex situ conservation; Post-COVID-19; Sustainability; Wildlife management policy; Zoonotic diseases
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Centre for Foundation Studies in Science
Faculty of Economics & Administration
Institute of Advanced Studies
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2023 06:15
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 06:15

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