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Nature’s 10: Institut Pasteur de Montevideo recognized for its response to COVID-19

In the 2020 edition of its annual listicle of 10 people who helped shape science, the scientific journal Nature highlighted the work by Gonzalo Moratorio, head of laboratory at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, in the successful response to COVID-19 in Uruguay.

Uruguay continues to record one of the world’s lowest death tolls — only 87 people by 10 December — and part of this impressive response is due to Gonzalo Moratorio and his colleagues, who designed a coronavirus test and a national programme for administering it that has helped to keep COVID-19 cases at bay as outbreaks have swept through Latin America.


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