How do we fight the next pathogen we discover?
What is it about?
The recent Ebola virus epidemic gave us the opportunity to provide some suggestions of how we can better prepare for the next pathogen outbreak. We use our unique perspectives to address this challenge.
Why is it important?
We have known about Ebola virus since 1976 and still we do not drugs approved to treat it. With HIV / AIDS it was a few years from discovery until drugs were brought out with some efficacy. What happens if we are challenged with another new virus in the near future - how can we fight it?
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Sean Ekins and Dr Christopher Southan