Virus sharing, genetic sequencing, and global health security

Science. 2014 Sep 12;345(6202):1295-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1257622.

Abstract

This Perspective focuses on the future of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework, which was initially established to promote the fair sharing of public health-related pandemic influenza samples between countries. We examine the changes that need to be made to address the growing likelihood that genetic sequence data might be shared instead of physical virus samples, as well as the need to expand the PIP framework's scope and to improve its fairness.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Disaster Planning*
  • Global Health*
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype / genetics*
  • Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype / genetics*
  • Influenza Vaccines*
  • Influenza in Birds / epidemiology
  • Influenza in Birds / prevention & control
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control*
  • Influenza, Human / virology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / prevention & control
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / virology
  • Pandemics / prevention & control*
  • Pandemics / veterinary
  • Poultry
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Swine

Substances

  • Influenza Vaccines