Emerging Viral Infectious Diseases (EVID)

The dynamics of climate change, globalisation, urbanisation and viral evolution can lead to the occurrence of outbreaks and the geographical expansion of viral diseases. This is especially true for vector-borne viruses (such as the dengue and Zika viruses) and those that require close contact (such as the Ebola, enteroviruses, and influenza viruses). In addition, blood-borne viruses that are without preventive vaccines, including HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV), remain a problem in several parts of the world, especially regions where resources are limited.