Important Implications to One Health...
“...The big idea is to gradually build a global atlas of most of the planet's naturally occurring potentially zoonotic viruses by systematically creating the missing maps. Broadening the knowledge base on viral sequences, geographical ranges, and host distributions would provide vital intelligence about humanity's formidable microbial enemy. The three specific benefits that the project would provide are early warning of future threats, data to improve prevention and reduction of these threats, and inputs for advance preparation of responses for unexpected outbreaks of unknown diseases.”
Do we need a Global Virome Project?
The Lancet Global Health: COMMENT|- VOLUME 7, ISSUE 10, PE1314-E, OCTOBER 1, 2019 Open-Access SEE https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30335-3