Dr. Schuchat, Deputy Director, CDC, discusses current and future disease threats, the difference between perceived versus actual threats, and her experience with Hollywood during the filming of the movie Contagion. 

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Saturday, 09 August 2014 13:52

New Targets for SARS/MERS Drugs - ICAAC 2014

There are currently no antiviral agents approved for treatment of MERS or SARS. Researchers discuss late-breaking research on a newly identified candidate compound as well as other options for treatment currently in the pipeline.

Dr. Peter Daszak talks about the threat new pathogens pose to endangered species and go into detail about his discovery that chytridiomycosis, a fungal disease caused by the chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, is responsible for global amphibian population declines.