Bill Gates Discusses Role, Efforts Of ‘Virus Hunters’

Gates Notes: Meet the virus hunters
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the role of “virus hunters,” scientists and researchers who “find out where a mystery pathogen came from, how it’s transmitted, and how to stop it.” In particular, Gates discusses the work of Peter Piot, director and professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who helped discover Ebola, and the work of the U.K. Public Health Rapid Support Team (RST), which “deploy[s] to outbreak zones to help local governments stop infectious diseases” (4/29).