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

The Coordinating Research on Emerging Arboviral Threats Encompassing the Neotropics (CREATE-NEO) program provides a nimble and flexible network of research 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.

70+ journal articles since 2020
Recent CREATE-NEO activities and updates
BBC Documentary: Forest Fear
CREATE-NEO is featured in this BBC World Service Documentary on deforestation and pathogen emergence in the Amazon (January 2022).
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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.