Discovery Channel - Virus Hunt South Africa: CERI leading the world on viral discovery

From the Amazon jungle to village townships of South Africa, to crowded urban centers in India and finally cutting-edge surveillance sites in Chicago, follow a group of Coalition experts as they race the clock to stay one step ahead of the next viral threat.

Episode 1 - South Africa

Follow scientists from the Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition as they race the clock to track the emergence of a possible new Covid-19 variant in South Africa.

Click on the move above to watch the full episode, the Virus Hunt - South Africa: Preventing a pandemic.

The Abbot Pandemic Defence Coalition:

This industry-led global scientific and public health partnership is dedicated to the early detection of and rapid response to future pandemic threats. See how this global network of “eyes on the ground” identify, track, analyze, and test emerging threats around the globe.

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News date: 2023-03-03


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira