February 21, 2012 08:39:16February 14, the establishment and application of emerging infectious diseases prevention and control system project led by the Military Academy of Medical Sciences the Cao Wuchun, Li Song Fellow, National Science and Technology Progress Award.
The first project, CAO Wu-chun, director of the State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, said, emerging infectious diseases, not only seriously harm human health and may cause social panic and turmoil, the world's great concern. In the past 20 years, four research institutes of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences Organization 7 group, hundreds of researchers set of intellectual and technological reality of emerging infectious diseases hazards found in the confirmation of new pathogens and new natural foci breakthrough, the development of drug prevention and control and emergency response technologies and products with independent intellectual property rights, to build a national strategic level reconnaissance of infectious diseases and vector control platform, indicates that China has since had a set of relatively complete biosafety defense system. "
It is reported that this team has the first confirmation of H5N1 avian influenza virus, hepatitis G virus and other pathogens of emerging infectious diseases. They have developed with independent intellectual property SARS drug candidates to establish China's own prevention and control of influenza, bird flu drug emergency production system. http://news.xinhuanet.com/mil/2012-02/21/c_122730287.htm