Scientists, Experts Working To Catalog Unknown Viruses In World
STAT: Finding the world’s unknown viruses — before they find us
“…[T]he Global Virome Project … has proposed cataloging nearly all of the unknown viruses lurking in nature around the world. In a nutshell … experts want to search out mystery threats before they find us. The idea has been around for a while and is supported by individual scientists and organizations including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the non-profit EcoHealth Alliance, HealthMap, ProMED, and the epidemic risk firm Metabiota. Now support for a global push may be picking up momentum, as scientists and health organizations find themselves repeatedly called upon whenever new threats arise…” (Branswell, 12/13).
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