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Global Virome Project Aims To Identify Potential New Diseases Before Infecting Humans

The Guardian: Scientists aim to stop the devastation of Zika-like pandemics
“…[A] group of scientists … [has] launched a remarkable new project which aims to spot the next pandemic virus. The international initiative is known as the Global Virome Project (GVP) and it aims to pinpoint the causes of fatal new diseases before they start to make people ill. … A pilot study, known as Predict and backed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has already pinpointed more than a thousand viruses in animals that have the potential to infect humans…” (McKie, 6/24).

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