Review on transmission of SARS-CoV-2 at the human-animal interface

Instructor name (Affiliation)
小林 進太郎(北海道大学大学院獣医学研究院 公衆衛生学教室)
Shintaro KOBAYASHI (Laboratory of Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University)
責任教員連絡先(メール)/Instructor email shin-kobayashi*
責任教員連絡先(電話)/Instructor phone 011-706-5213
Link to instructor bio or website
Teaching Assistant name and contact info 松野 啓太(北海道大学人獣共通感染症国際共同研究所 危機分析・対応部門)、直 亨則(北海道大学人獣共通感染症国際共同研究所 国際展開推進部門)
Keita MATSUNO (International Institute for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido Univ.), Naganori Nao (International Institute for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido Univ.)
実施期間/Periods 2021年7月、8月(7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3)
July and August 2021 (7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3)
10:00~12:00 (JST)
Language English
実施場所/Class Locations 北海道大学大学院獣医学研究院(オンライン)
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Online)

Class Information




SARS-CoV-2 might have been occasionally transmitted to humans from various animals (or vice versa) including companion animals. However, the frequency, risks on real-life, and social consequence of the zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 are controversial. In this class, we will survery the literature on the COVID-19 in animals, examine and review the information through discussion within the group, and evaluate risks of infection between animals and humans. The information reviewed in the class will be posted on the web page.





Account of Webex, Zoom, or Google etc.

Schedule and Activities


1) 資料収集に向けたガイダンス

2) 文献のレビュー

3) リスク評価

4) 発表と相互レビュー

5) Web公開に向けた資料の作成



1) Guidance for literature survey

2) Reviewing of literature

3) Evaluation of risks

4) Presentation and peer-review

5) Summarizing for web publication

It takes 2 hours per 1 class to organize or construct slides.


履修登録はこちらから。/ Click here to register. 

履修登録締め切り:2021年6月22日 / Registration Deadline:22 June 2021 

Class Information




Our objective is to experience and learn how to survey and review literature on the subject of the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between animals and humans. Students will also disseminate the information, which they reviewed, to the public using a website.


As a countermeasure against COVID-19, the arrangement and the construction will be performed online.
Literature surveys and personal reviewing are expected to be done by each student outside of lecture hours.