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Mpox (Monkeypox): We Must Not Let Our Guard Down

This month, the World Health Organization declared an end to the Mpox emergency and urged a transition to a “robust, proactive and sustainable” response to Mpox.
18-May-2023 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

GVN Announces Two New Executive Appointments

The Global Virus Network (GVN) recently appointed Andrea Ridenour as Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Development and Robert Frederick as Chief Content Officer.
18-May-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Eradicating Polio Will Require Changing the Current Public Health Strategy

The recent public health emergency declarations in New York and London due to polio infections and detection of the virus in these cities’ wastewater strongly indicate that polio is no longer close to being eradicated.
6-Mar-2023 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Global Virus Network (GVN) Adds Brazil’s Laboratory for Clinical Research in Neuroinfections at Fiocruz

The Global Virus Network (GVN), representing 71 Centers of Excellence and 9 Affiliates in 40 countries comprising foremost experts in every class of virus causing disease in humans, and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
1-Mar-2023 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Surge of SARS-CoV-2 Variants in China and USA Further Emphasizes Need for Surveillance, Preparedness, and International Collaborations

Christian Bréchot, MD, PhD, President of the Global Virus Network (GVN), Associate Vice President for International Partnerships and Innovation at the University of South Florida and Professor of the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of...
9-Jan-2023 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Global Virus Network (GVN) Announces 2022 Elected Members of Rising Star Mentorship Program

The Global Virus Network (GVN) announced eleven members of the 2022 GVN Rising Star Mentorship Program. The newly elected members span eight countries around the globe.
6-Dec-2022 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Global Virus Network (GVN) Adds Thailand’s Mahidol University as Newest Member to Combat Viral Threats

The Global Virus Network (GVN), representing 68 Centers of Excellence and 11 Affiliates in 39 countries comprising foremost experts in every class of virus causing disease in humans, and the Mahidol University in Thailand announced the addition of...
26-Oct-2022 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Live’ Polio Vaccine Fires Up Immune System Providing Protection From SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Two new studies from the Global Virus Network (GVN) in partnership with the Petroleum Industry Health Organization of Iran provide evidence that getting the oral polio vaccine made from live, weakened poliovirus may protect people from COVID-19...
31-Mar-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Will There Be a Twindemic?

“Twindemic” is a term that has not yet been in the headlines but is likely to become part of our lexicon as the summer progresses.
18-Oct-2021 10:40 AM EDT

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