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Building public-private partnerships to advance global veterinary medical education: the US-China Joint DVM Program

Lei Wang PhD, Jishu Shi DVM, PhD, and Frank Blecha PhD
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  • From the US-China Center for Animal Health (Wang, Shi) and Department of Anatomy and Physiology (Shi) and Office of the Dean (Blecha), College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.
Introduction

The world has experienced multiple devastating infectious disease outbreaks in the past few decades. Most recently, the current COVID-19 pandemic has had catastrophic impacts on human health and economies around the world, and the 2018 outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China caused the world's largest pork-producing country to lose almost half of its pigs in 1 year. 1 Now, ASF has crossed international borders and is causing substantial damage to swine industries elsewhere in Asia and around the world. The global nature of these emerging infectious diseases requires strong and early international cooperation in public and

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Wang (leiwang@vet.k-state.edu).