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Preparing for Virus X

Tropical viral diseases are on the rise worldwide. Zika, swine fly, Rift Valley fever and SARS are just a few of the many diseases threatening humans or animals. Jeroen Kortekaas, Wim van der Poel and Mart de Jong (WUR) explain the research that they do to prevent new outbreaks and epidemics.

‘There is no doubt at all that a new virus will turn up somewhere some time. We just don’t know when.’

Read the interview in Wageningen World, September 2019.