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Thank you Message from the Executive Body

Dear Colleagues, Fellow participants of the Second International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI):

On behalf of the Organizing team, composed of scientists and policy-makers from the host nation, Brazil and global partners including the United State, Africa, Asia and Europe, we welcome you all to this exciting time. As we mark the second congress in the tropical city of Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, it is more than ever clear that zoonotic diseases impose huge burden to mankind globally and with a much higher burden on tropical regions particularly such as sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The organizing team is pleasantly surprised by the regular flow of interested and committed scientists who showed commitment to take part at this congress. We received more than 760 registrants in our online system that originated from more than 50 countries and close to 200 research, academic, regulatory and intergovernmental institutes world-wide. A total of 301 abstracts were submitted. The organizing body was also humbled by the clear and consistent commitment of sponsoring agencies. We are grateful to the support of all sponsors, our plenary and keynote speakers. Thank you all! Please read the slide presentations, abstracts and poster presentations.