Global Virus Network Sheds Early Light On Emerging Viruses

St. George’s Medical School and the Global Virus Network teamed up to enhance journalists' understanding of virology.

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St. George’s Medical School and the Global Virus Network teamed up to enhance journalists’ understanding of virology.

In an effort to help the media better understand viruses, St. George’s Medical School and the Global Virus Network hosted a small, international coalition of reporters last week in Grenada for a workshop on virology.

Among those in attendance were Dr. Anders Valne, MD, PhD. from the Karolinska Institute, Dr. Donald Jungkin, PhD from the St. George’s Medical School as well as Dr. Robert Gallo director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and co-founder and scientific director of the Global Virus Network.

Dr. Gallo, the researcher co-credited with the discovery of HIV, gave reporters a brief rundown of emerging viruses.

In case any of these viruses suddenly become a part of the news cycle, we are providing our readers with the information provided by Dr. Gallo and the Global Virus Network:


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