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Middle East Virus Travels to Far East

Middle East Virus (MERS) Travels to Far East On June 14, The World Health Organization (WHO) described the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak in South Korea as “large and complex.” The WHO, joined by South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare, called for strengthening of contact tracing, monitoring and quarantine as well as […]

GVN Scandinavia-Baltic-Ukraine Region 2015 Meeting

  Global Virus Network conference of virologists for the Scandinavia-Baltic-Ukraine region 8th-10th of June, 2015 Djurönäset, Sweden GVN convenes regional conference in Stockholm, Sweden.  10 countries joining in. –Meeting Agenda– [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Monday, June 8th 12.45 – 14.00     Lunch Session 1              14.00-16.00 (Chair Anders Vahlne) 14.00 – 14.15         Welcome words. Andres Merits (Estonia), Anders Vahlne (Sweden) 14.15 […]

Global Virus Network Meeting Strengthens Ties Among Top Virus Researchers

Global Virus Network Meeting Strengthens Ties Among Top Virus Researchers GVN’s programs facilitate international collaborations to address growing viral threats Beijing, China, May 19, 2015: The Global Virus Network (GVN), a coalition of the world’s leading medical virology research centers working together to prevent illness and death from viral disease, held its 7th meeting in […]

Confronting Ebola at its Origins: GVN Member, The South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Deploys their Mobile Diagnostic Laboratory to Sierra Leone

The 2014/15 outbreak of Ebola virus disease is the largest ever reported of this deadly, highly infectious, hemorrhagic disease since its initial discovery in humans in 1976. The current outbreak was first recognized in March, 2014 in Guinea and has since crossed international boundaries into Sierra Leone and Liberia where case numbers have now surpassed […]

June 18, 2014 The view from Estonia

June 18, 2014 The view from Estonia by GVN’s President. Here in the homeland of Skype, Mobile ID, online voting and X-Road data exchanges, it did not take long for more than a hundred local and foreign virologists to merge seamlessly into the first GVN Scandinavian-Baltic Conference. The June 10-13 conference included scientists and physicians from […]

An evening discussion on pandemic disease and economic security

Recently, GVN was hosted in Washington to tell its story to a high-powered group of diplomats, business leaders, media and public policy gurus, all with the view of discussing the importance of the Global Virus Network within the context of national security.  We were hosted by one of GVN’s newest Board Members, Franco Nuschese, who […]

Reflections on the GVN Munich meeting

June 3, 2013 With the 5th semi-annual meeting of the Global Virus Network just behind us, I take this opportunity to offer some reflections and perspectives.  My first reflection is to look back on the beautiful host city of Munich, a bustling modern city that has managed to maintain its particular  historic charm and warmth.   […]

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Dear GVN Friends and Colleagues, Every day, and on every corner of the globe, people become sick, and millions die, from viral infections. Old, young, rich and poor. We are all susceptible to viral disease. While preventive vaccines and drugs are available to fight some of these viruses, for many diseases, the scientific community has […]