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We Need A Far Better Global Virus Monitoring System
The Tyee

Dr. Michael Worobey, head of the UArizona Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and BIO5 associate director, looks at the history of viruses and pandemics and how we can model forest fire scouting and suppression techniques in our virus monitoring systems. Dr. Worobey once worked as a forest firefighter and believes that the monitoring systems used in fire prevention would be easy, albeit costly up front, to mirror in routine global monitoring systems for influenza and other diseases.