Rethinking the response to emerging microbes: Vaccines and therapeutics in the Ebola Era-A conference at Harvard Medical School

David M. Knipe, Sean P. Whelan

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Abstract

Harvard Medical School convened a meeting of biomedical and clinical experts on 5 March 2015 on the topic of "Rethinking the Response to Emerging Microbes: Vaccines and Therapeutics in the Ebola Era," with the goals of discussing the lessons from the recent Ebola outbreak and using those lessons as a case study to aid preparations for future emerging infections. The speakers and audience discussed the special challenges in combatting an infectious agent that causes sporadic outbreaks in resource-poor countries. The meeting led to a call for improved basic medical care for all and continued support of basic discovery research to provide the foundation for preparedness for future outbreaks in addition to the targeted emergency response to outbreaks and targeted research programs against Ebola virus and other specific emerging pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7446-7448
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of virology
Volume89
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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