CREATE-NEO: Coordinating Research on Emerging Arboviral Threats Encompassing the Neotropics

The Coordinating Research on Emerging Arboviral Threats Encompassing the Neotropics (CREATE-NEO) project will provide a nimble and flexible network of surveillance sites in Central and South America coupled to cutting-edge modeling approaches in order to anticipate and counter emerging arboviruses. Importantly, CREATE-NEO can quickly redirect its mission to address any emerging zoonotic or vector-borne disease.

BBC: Forest Fear
Broadcast - January 8th, 2022
The Documentary

The Amazon is the largest area of rainforest on earth. Bursting with life, it provides us with a wealth of resources. But for each of its potential riches a potential threat is lurking beneath the canopy. Increasing deforestation allows what's hidden within to find a way out, and with it the possibility for wildlife to spread deadly pathogens.

Adam Hendy (UTMB, USA) and Marcus Lacerda (Manaus, Brazil) are interviewed.

Virtual Seminar Series on Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Every second Tuesday of the month starting January 2021
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CREATE-NEO members

The Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Disease (CREID) is a coordinated network with centers in regions around the globe where emerging and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks are likely to occur. Multidisciplinary teams of investigators will conduct pathogen/host surveillance, study pathogen transmission, pathogenesis and immunologic responses in the host, and will develop reagents and diagnostic assays for improved detection for important emerging pathogens and their vectors.

NIAID launched the CREID Network in 2020.This website is run by CREATE-NEO, a member of the CREID Network independent of NIH/NIAID.