Monthly webinar – Coronaviruses: Global threats to humans and animals

Feb 20, 2020, 9:00am - 9:45am

Dr. Linda Saif, known nationally and internationally for her work on interspecies transmission of coronaviruses and other comparative aspects of enteric and respiratory viral infections of food animals and humans, will be presenting her talk titled “Coronaviruses: Global threats to humans and animals” as part of The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi) monthly webinar on February 20, from 9-9:45 a.m. EST.

The webinar is sponsored by GOHi and funded by the NIH Fogarty International Center. Dr. Saif is a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University (Ohio State) in the Food Animal Health Research Program (CFAES, OARDC) and the Veterinary Preventive Medicine Department (CVM, Ohio State) of The Ohio State University.

She is a member of the National Academy of Science (2003). In 2015, she became the first woman to receive the Wolf Prize in Agriculture. Among her many accomplishments, her laboratory serves as a WHO International Reference Lab for Animal Coronaviruses within the SARS Coronavirus Network and she provided coronavirus expertise to the U.S. CDC during the SARS outbreak. She served as an animal coronavirus expert for the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia to advise officials on MERS coronavirus in camels and control strategies. Her lab served as an International Reference Lab for TGEV porcine coronavirus for the Office International des Epizooties (OIE), Paris, France.

Dr. Saif will be speaking about coronaviruses including the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) originating in Wuhan, China and responsible for 6065 confirmed cases globally and 132 deaths in China (January 29). Please join us via Zoom at the following meeting link: If you wish to join by phone see details below:

Meeting ID: 661 368 756

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For additional information about coronavirus, including symptoms, treatment or a list of university precautions and requirements, please visit the university’s coronavirus webpage.