Stopping Pandemics

December 13, 2014

We're putting a stop to global pandemics by going outside the borders of traditional thinking.

A deadly virus that infects an animal halfway around the world could one day become a global outbreak that threatens millions of people. But no matter where the source, we're finding a way to prevent global pandemics right here at the University of Minnesota. Bringing together experts from across disciplines, politics, tribes and borders, we're finding solutions to stopping outbreaks before they start. It's one more way the future is being Made in Minnesota.

  • 15+ million people worldwide receive post-exposure rabies vaccinations annually.
  • 13.7 million people in the world live with tuberculosis.
  • Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people.
  • 75% of emerging infectious diseases come from animals.

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