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Virology. 2015 May;479-480:194-9. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2015.02.006. Epub 2015 Feb 27.

Virus hunting.

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1
Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States. Electronic address: Wil2001@columbia.edu.
2
Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States.

Abstract

Viral diagnosis and discovery are receiving increasing emphasis with the recognition of their importance in addressing the challenges of emerging infectious and chronic diseases, and the advent of antiviral drugs with which to reduce the morbidity and mortality of viral infections. Here we review the status of the field including the use of molecular, proteomic and immunological assays for viral detection, social media platforms for surveillance, and public health investments that may enable enhanced situational awareness and insights into the origins of zoonotic viral diseases.

KEYWORDS:

Diagnostics; Discovery; Surveillance; Virus

PMID:
25731958
DOI:
10.1016/j.virol.2015.02.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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