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Zika virus in the Americas: an HHS expert consultation to accelerate the development of countermeasures

Date: March 28-29, 2016
Venue/Address: 5601 Fishers Lane Conference Center Rockville, MD, USA

Hilary Marston at NIAID is the point of contact. Any GloPID-R members that wish to send a representative should contact her and provide the name of the delegate.

Goals of the Consultation

  • Review the current information about the epidemiology and natural history (including potential link to microcephaly and other fetal malformations), clinical manifestations, modes of transmission and pathogenesis of Zika virus.
  • Identify critical gaps in knowledge, technologies, research infrastructure and regulatory oversight needed to address the current epidemic.
  • Discuss strategies to accelerate the development of vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics and novel vector control methods.