Field Research Is Essential to Counter Virological Threats

Jonathan A. Runstadler, Anice C. Lowen, Ghazi Kayali, S. Mark Tompkins, Randy A. Albrecht, Ron A.M. Fouchier, David E. Stallknecht, Seema S. Lakdawala, Felicia D. Goodrum, Arturo Casadevall, Lynn W. Enquist, James C. Alwine, Michael J. Imperiale, Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Richard J. Webby

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The interface between humans and wildlife is changing and, with it, the potential for pathogen introduction into humans has increased. Avian influenza is a prominent example, with an ongoing outbreak showing the unprecedented expansion of both geographic and host ranges. Research in the field is essential to understand this and other zoonotic threats. Only by monitoring dynamic viral populations and defining their biology in situ can we gather the information needed to ensure effective pandemic preparation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e0054423
JournalJournal of Virology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 31 May 2023


  • Field research
  • Pandemic preparedness
  • Risk assessment
  • Spillover
  • Surveillance
  • Virology
  • Wildlife
  • Zoonosis


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