The next emerging threat

Ian Lipkin, Columbia University, New York, and Lyle Petersen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, discuss recently emerged pathogens, and how to prepare should their range expand. When asked if MERS-coronavirus would cause the next pandemic, Ian Lipkin responded ‘I don’t have a crystal ball’.

Recorded at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA on 19 May 2014.

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  2. I don’t know any virologist who will assign probabilities to pandemics. How can you predict evolution? It’s not possible, because all the possible mutations are so huge. When asked earlier, Lipkin replied that he worries more about dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.

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