OVC Researchers’ Commentary on Avian Flu, One Health Makes Headlines

Dr. Shayan Sharif poses for a headshot in front of a grey wall.
Dr. Shayan Sharif

In a new Conversation Canada commentary, Drs. Jeffrey Wichtel and Shayan Sharif discussed the current outbreaks of avian flu and why a One Health approach plays an important role in addressing the outbreaks.  

The commentary was reprinted in the National Post and several other publications. 

Wichtel is the dean of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and researches animal nutrition, disease, production and reproduction. 

Sharif is a professor in the Department of Pathobiology and the associate dean of research and graduate studies. He researches the chicken immunology, including the avian influenza virus.