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The Global Virus Network: Challenging chikungunya

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The recent spread of chikungunya virus to the Western Hemisphere, together with the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, have highlighted the importance of international collaboration in the detection and management of disease outbreaks. In response to this need, the Global Virus Network (GVN) was formed in 2011. The GVN is a coalition of leading medical virologists in 34 affiliated laboratories in 24 countries, who collaborate to share their resources and expertise. The GVN supports research, promotes training for young scientists, serves as a technical resource for governments, businesses and international organizations, facilitates international scientific cooperation, and advocates for funding and evidence-based public policies. In response to the spread of chikungunya, the GVN formed a task force to identify research gaps and opportunities, including models of infection and disease, candidate vaccines and antivirals, epidemiology and vector control measures. Its members also serve as authoritative sources of information for the public, press, and policy-makers. This article forms part of a symposium in Antiviral Research on "Chikungunya discovers the New World".

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pasteur-02391120 , version 1 (03-12-2019)

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Edward Mcsweegan, Scott Weaver, Marc Lecuit, Matthew Frieman, Thomas E Morrison, et al.. The Global Virus Network: Challenging chikungunya. Antiviral Research, 2015, 120, pp.147-152. ⟨10.1016/j.antiviral.2015.06.003⟩. ⟨pasteur-02391120⟩
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