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Nathan Wolfe

Director of the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative

Nathan Wolfe appears in the following:

Patient Zero

Monday, November 14, 2011

We hunt for Patient Zeroes from all over the map.

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New Book Warns of a Real-Life 'Contagion'

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The movie "Contagion" swept the box office this fall. While the film featured an ensemble cast of famous faces — from Kate Winslet to Matt Damon to Gwyneth Paltrow — the real star of "Contagion" was the virus that murdered millions throughout the movie. Biologist Nathan Wolfe served as a consultant on the film. And while the movie is fiction, Wolfe’s new book warns of the very real threats posed by global pandemics.

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Viruses, Humans, and the Dawn of a New Pandemic Age

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stanford biologist Nathan Wolfe looks at the history of viruses and human beings. He explains how deadly viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu almost wiped us out in the past; and why modern life has made humans vulnerable to the threat of a global pandemic in The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age.

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Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe says we could have detected swine flu earlier

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Global health officials are warning that H1N1 swine flu could bloom into a pandemic. Yesterday, the World Health Organization declared a Phase Five alert. Epidemiologist and virus hunter Nathan Wolfe, of the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative, says it never should have gotten to this point. In an op-ed in today's New York Times, Wolfe argues that if global public health functioned differently, we probably could have detected the virus before it spread so widely.

Still unsure of how to spot swine flu? This video from the Centers for Disease Control explains the symptoms.

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