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Contagion: Are you ready?
Global Viral is profiled by Takepart.com for new blockbuster film "Contagion"

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The Virus Hunters
The work of Global Viral's Cameroon team is profiled.

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A New Project to Track Animal Diseases Before They Infect Humans
USAID's Predict tool will help scientists keep track of animal disease outbreaks - and protect people.

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Crunching digital data can help save the world
Society can make productive use of data without compromising privacy.

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The Economist

The World in 2011 - Epidemic Intelligence
Technology will help spot and stop epidemics before they go global.

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The New Yorker
Global Viral profiled in New Yorker World Changers Edition

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Harvard Public Health Review

Harvard Public Health Review
HSPH alum tracks clues to pandemics before they erupt. 

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ShortList

ShortList
The biggest threat to mankind is from the microbe. ShortList’s Matt Hussey talks to the man who is risking his life to save us all.

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USAID
Global Viral part of elite teams funded by USAID Emerging Panic Threats program 

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Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

Journal Club: An Epidemiologist Points to a Fifth Sort of Human Malaria

Malaria has plagued humans since the dawn of written history, and probably since long before that. These days, biologists understand tiny mechanistic details of the workings of one human malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, but know surprisingly little about the others.

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Boston Globe - Boston, MA, USA
The notorious human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, originated  in African ... one of humanity's outstanding medical mysteries,'' said Nathan D. Wolfe.

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Finding the Next Epidemic Before It Kills
Nathan Wolfe wants to spot the next killer microbe while there's still time to do something about it.

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Virus hunter aims to predict & prevent pandemics
What if we could forecast outbreaks the same way we do hurricanes? Epidemiologist Nathan Wolfe ventures to the far-flung reaches of Africa, China and Asia to track how devastating diseases take hold in human populations and how they might be stopped before becoming widespread. Dr. Wolfe's most recent win? Helping to solve one of the long-standing medical mysteries surrounding malaria. 

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The Origin of Human Malaria
From where did human malaria come: chickens or chimps? That's been one of the questions up for debate over the last half-century regarding the origin of the most common human malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, which is responsible for taking the lives of at least one million people every year.

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Human Malaria Originated In Chimps: Study
Researchers studied malaria in chimps in Cameroon and Ivory Coast and concluded that the parasite that causes malaria in humans likely developed from the parasite that causes malaria in chimps, theAssociated Press reported. It had been believed the two parasites developed from a common origin.

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The Cosmopolitan Viruses 
As someone who studies how pandemics are born and how we may be able to predict and prevent them, I’m, of course, fascinated with the outbreak of Swine Flu.

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Swine Flu Hits Mexico 
Dr. Nathan Wolfe of the Global Virus Forecasting Initiative talks about the flu.

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The New Yorker

“A doctor in your pocket” 
Developing countries are using mobile phones to leapfrog to personalised medicine CAN new technologies help to tackle the health problems of the world’s poorest?

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Waiting for "The Final Plague"
We should be and we can be doing a much better job to predict and prevent pandemics.

National Geographic, “Nathan Wolfe, Epidemiologist Emerging Explorer”
Just imagine the lives that could have been saved if we’d been able to forecast a pandemic like HIV/AIDS.

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National Geographic Weekend
Nathan Wolfe Swine Flu Interview

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The Take Away
Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe says we could have detected swine flu earlier

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Clarin
El "cazador de virus" pone los ojos sobre Asia y el Africa negra

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Prospect
How we could have stopped swine flu

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Welt Online
Mehr Viren-Prävention statt Notfallpläne

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The Wall Street Journal
The Age of Pandemics

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The New Yorker

New York Times
Six-Figure Deal Reached for Book About Viruses

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TED
An immune system for the planet: Exclusive interview with Nathan Wolfe

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PC Magazine
TED Tech Forum Looks Past Economy to Future

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O'Reilly Media
On The Front Lines of the Next Pandemic
Nathan Wolfe Interview

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Rolling Stone
The 100 People Who Are Changing America

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Scientific American
Preventing the Next Pandemic

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National Geographic Weekend
Nathan Wolfe Interview

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Men's Journal , “The Virus Hunter”
HIV, Ebola, and the vast majority of other killer diseases have passed from animals to humans. So Nathan Wolfe is searching for the next AIDS before it makes the leap - and is revolutionizing the way the world tries to control diseases in the process.

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Der Spiegel 
Inventur der Viren

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

Planet in Peril: Emerging diseases 
Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Lisa Ling report in the CNN Worldwide investigation, "Planet in Peril: Battle Lines."

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Global Viral Receives $11m to Implement Pandemic Early Warning System 
The Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (Global Viral), a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to preventing pandemics, has received $11 million dollars from Google.org and The Skoll Foundation..

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AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

New York Times Feature on Global Viral
Deep in the Rain Forest, Stalking the Next Pandemic

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Medical Tribune
Preventing the next pandemic: Viral forecasting

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National Geographic
Nathan Wolfe Interview

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Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

Nature, “AAAS: Viral chatter”
Earlier today, researcher Nathan Wolfe gave a fascinating talk on the intricate art of ‘viral forecasting’. Viral forecasting takes disease surveillance a step further than public health agencies normally go: instead of waiting for an outbreak and then rushing to contain it, Wolfe tries to find new viruses before they find us.

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Mental Floss , “10 Trailblazing Scientists About to Change Your Future” 
Instead of spending his days in a lab, professor Nathan Wolfe has thrown himself into the heart of the jungle. 

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American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Scientific American, “Pandemic Hot Spots Map a Path to Prevention” 
A new study maps out areas of the world that researchers think are most likely to breed the killer diseases of the future—and the highlighted countries are not the ones getting most of the resources for disease prevention.

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The New Yorker

Economist, “And now here is the virus forecast” 
On February 18th a glimmer of hope died. The Population Council, a big international charity, announced the results of one of the largest trials yet undertaken of a vaginal microbicide intended to protect the user from infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

Living on Earth / NPR , “Hunting for the Next Pandemic”  

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Wired, “The Plague Fighters: Stopping the Next Pandemic Before it Begins” 
HIV, Ebola, SARS — any of the world's most horrifying diseases are caused by animal viruses that made the jump to humans. Now a UCLA scientist thinks he can stop the next pandemic before it even starts.

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National Geographic News
Feature interview with a top virus hunter on a mission to stop the next pandemic before it starts.

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SciDev.net, “Scientists: Early warning system for disease needed”
Scientists have called for a "global early warning system" to track infectious diseases that jump from animals to humans, in a paper published in Nature today. 

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Baltimore Sun, “Monkey meat and its hazards”
Hopkins researchers in Cameroon try to stop emerging viruses in their tracks.

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Forbes, "The Spreading Epidemic"
We're destroying the web of nature. Can we knit it back together?

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The Scientist, “Nathan Wolfe: From Bench to Bush"Traditional thinking in epidemiology held that successful cross-species transmission is a rare occurrence. "Nathan puts some old ideas on their head...

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Stanford Magazine, “Preventing the Next Plague”
Nathan Wolfe pursues killer viruses by studying subsistence hunters and their prey.

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UCLA Public Health, “Viral Forecasting” Aims to Prevent the Next Pandemic”
Nathan Wolfe ventures into parts of the world where few scientists go, for reasons that are at once simple and profound: to find the next major pandemic, and prevent it from becoming one. 

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Popular Science, “PopSci’s Fourth Annual Brilliant 10” 

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Johns Hopkins Public Health, "Disease Forecasting"
Relying on satellites, computers, African hunters and even the humble chicken, researchers are building disease warning systems to catch viruses on the verge of sparking epidemics.

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Science, “Nathan Wolfe Awarded NIH Pioneer Award"

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Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

Nature, "Infectious risk from bushmeat"
A report in The Lancet has provided the first confirmation of the transmission of a retrovirus from non-human primates to humans in a natural setting. 

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Science News, "A Virus Crosses Over to Wild-Animal Hunters"
A potentially dangerous virus is moving from nonhuman primates to Africans who hunt and eat wild animals, a new study suggests.

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Discover Magazine

Discover, "Where Will the Next Pandemic Emerge?

Shortly after one of us (Jared Diamond) boarded a flight from Hong Kong back to Los Angeles, the passenger in the next seat sneezed. She sneezed again—and again—and then she began coughing. Finally she gagged, pulled out the vomit bag from the seat back in front of her, threw up into the bag, stood up, squeezed past, and lurched to the toilet at the front of the plane.

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