Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 10th, 2009
The global infectious disease program, called RESPOND, funded at up to $185 million, is the largest of five U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects designed to improve local institutional capacity to respond to "zoonotic" diseases--those that originate in animals and develop the capacity to infect humans.
"Even a partial list of recent zoonotic diseases--SARS, West Nile Virus, Ebola, avian influenza, novel H1N1--reveals the urgency of our work at the intersection of human and animal health," said Jerry Martin, Managing Director...
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