2019 meeting of the global virus network

Antiviral Res. 2019 Dec;172:104645. doi: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2019.104645. Epub 2019 Nov 4.

Abstract

The Global Virus Network (GVN) was established in 2011 to strengthen research and responses to emerging viral causes of human disease and to prepare against new viral pandemics. There are now 52 GVN Centers of Excellence and 9 Affiliate laboratories in 32 countries. The 11th International GVN meeting was held from June 9-11, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain and was jointly organized with the Spanish Society of Virology. A common theme throughout the meeting was globalization and climate change. This report highlights the recent accomplishments of GVN researchers in several important areas of medical virology, including severe virus epidemics, anticipation and preparedness for changing disease dynamics, host-pathogen interactions, zoonotic virus infections, ethical preparedness for epidemics and pandemics, one health and antivirals.

Keywords: Climate change; Emerging viruses; Global virus network; Globalization; Pandemic.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antiviral Agents
  • Arboviruses / drug effects
  • Arboviruses / genetics
  • Arboviruses / metabolism
  • Climate Change
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging* / drug therapy
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging* / epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging* / transmission
  • Coronavirus / drug effects
  • Coronavirus / genetics
  • Coronavirus / metabolism
  • Ebolavirus / drug effects
  • Ebolavirus / genetics
  • Ebolavirus / metabolism
  • Global Health*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / drug therapy
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / prevention & control
  • Hepatitis B / drug therapy
  • Hepatitis B / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis B / prevention & control
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human / drug therapy
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control
  • Internationality
  • One Health / trends*
  • Pandemics
  • Viral Vaccines
  • Virus Diseases* / drug therapy
  • Virus Diseases* / epidemiology
  • Virus Diseases* / transmission
  • Viruses / drug effects
  • Viruses / genetics
  • Viruses / metabolism
  • Zoonoses / drug therapy
  • Zoonoses / epidemiology
  • Zoonoses / transmission

Substances

  • Antiviral Agents
  • Viral Vaccines