A scientist reviews a plate with serological test samples. Serological testing is used to detect antibodies, which indicate past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and is important to the understanding of disease prevalence within a population. Photo credit: James Gathany (CDC)
Dennis Carroll

Senior Advisor for Global Health Security

The following excerpt is taken from an article on Devex that was posted on August 30, 2022.

The unprecedented spread of monkeypox, following the COVID-19 pandemic, underscores how ill-prepared the world continues to be for emerging microbial threats. It seems we just can’t learn the global health security lessons these outbreaks try to teach us. Yet there are some very tangible steps we can take to predict the next pandemic.

To date, tens of thousands of monkeypox cases have been identified across the globe, notably in countries where the virus had not been seen before. In response…