Outrunning zoonotic viruses

Zoonotic viruses can infect both animals and humans. Viruses tend to spread rapidly in previously unaffected populations, with severe socio-economic consequences. Vaccination and antiviral therapies cannot optimally control this spread, as the development and subsequent registration of new products takes years. Wageningen University & Research collaborates with European universities and the pharmaceutical industry on a swift response to new infectious disease threats, by stimulating innovations in product development and the regulatory arena.