For the past 15 years, a new infectious disease has been discovered nearly every year, with an outbreak reported on nearly every continent. These threats of pandemic diseases, food-borne illnesses, climate change, and global trade and transit underscore the importance of addressing the complexity of infectious diseases and public health preparedness. It requires more than collaboration.
Approximately 250 virologists from more than 30 institutions across the Midwest converged on The Ohio State University campus on October 11-13, 2019, for the 1st Midwest Virology Symposium 2019. The three-day inaugural meeting was organized be the OSU's Infectious Diseases Institute - Viruses and Emerging Pathogens (VEP) Program Co-Directors Drs. Shan-Lu Liu and Jacob Yount.
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