Investigating Viral Disease to Develop Next Generation Vaccines and Therapeutics
Staying ahead of infectious diseases has proven to be a daunting task. Influenza viruses continue to evolve from season to season, causing annual epidemics that affect between 3 and 5 million people with severe respiratory disease and cause 500,000 deaths worldwide. In recent years, major outbreaks of viruses such as Zika and Ebola have had a devastating impact on different parts of the world. Traditional methodology has had success in the past, but with an ever-globalizing world, the need for fast, accurate and comprehensive research is paramount.