Wellcome Trust-Viet Nam Initiative on Zoonotic Infections (VIZIONS)

VIZIONS aims to understand the nature, public health importance and origins of the large number of undiagnosed infectious disease cases that occur in Vietnam, as in most other countries in the world. VIZIONS is testing the hypothesis that a significant number of these infections are zoonotic and that some will be caused by currently unrecognized and possibly newly emerging agents. VIZIONS is generating new insights into the diversity of human pathogens (especially viruses) and into the biological and behavioural processes involved in the emergence of novel pathogens.

About the Partnership


  • The Vietnam Initiative on Zoonotic Infections (VIZIONS): A Strategic Approach to Studying Emerging Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

    Rabaa MA, Tue NT, Phuc TM, Carrique-Mas J, Saylors K et al.

    EcoHealth 2015;12;4;726-35

  • Lessons from Ebola: Improving infectious disease surveillance to inform outbreak management.

    Woolhouse ME, Rambaut A and Kellam P

    Science translational medicine 2015;7;307;307rv5