July 24, 2013
CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship Director Gary Fitt will tell Australia's
leading biosecurity researchers on Thursday recent global events
highlight the need to ramp up research into viruses that spread from
animals to humans.
"We now know that 70 per cent of new diseases in people have originated in animals," he says in a statement.
are lucky to have a strong biosecurity system, backed by world-class
science, but we live in an increasingly connected world with trade and
people movements putting us at greater risk."
He says CSIRO and
Duke-NUS (an alliance between Duke University in the US and the National
University of Singapore) have signed a relationship agreement with a
view to forming an International Collaborative Centre for One Health.