What challenges do we face in biodiversity, agriculture, industry, climate change, international travel... and what are some solutions to prevent or solve them.
Loss of Biodiversity
Many viruses co-exist quite happily with their hosts in their natural habitat. But with the loss of biodiversity comes the increased risk of zoonotic transmission from wildlife to humans.
Agricultural and industrial changes
In 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN reported that livestock health is the weakest link in our global health chain.
Although global warming’s effect on infectious diseases is indirect, there is no doubt it is a contributory factor in the spread of pathogens.
Easy and affordable international air travel has meant people can visit far flung places, contract a disease without showing any symptoms of illness until after they get home and unknowingly exposed others to the disease en route.
How our immune systems and overall health can prevent future pandemics
Our cities and living spaces
Is it time to re-evaluate the way cities are built, maintained, and lived in?
Our overall health and immune system
The first line of defence against infectious diseases is the human immune system.
How vaccines and a Global Virome Project targeting strategy can save us.