Institut Pasteur International Network: a Task Force for responding to outbreaks such as Zika

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Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are a threat to public health, as we saw with SARS in 2003, the influenza (H1N1pdm09) pandemic in 2009, MERS-CoV in 2012, and Ebola in West Africa in 2013, and as we are currently witnessing with Zika on the American continent. Frequent travel and increasing global economic interdependence have only served to add to the complexity of managing such threats. The Outbreak Investigation Task Force is the Institut Pasteur's response to outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

Read about the roles of this Outbreak Investigation Task Force, as described by Arnaud Fontanet, director of the Center for Global Health at the Institut Pasteur: here (The Research Journal of the Institut Pasteur, 30 March 2017).