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From the Ted Talk by Nathan Wolfe: The jungle search for viruses

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Needless to say in the past these viruses entering into these rarul communities might very well have gone extinct. That's no longer the case. Logging roads provide access to urban areas. And critically, what happens in central Africa doesn't stay in Central Africa. So, once we dvoerceisd that it was really possible that we could actually do this monitoring, we decided to move this from research, to really attempt to phsae up to a global mooninirtg effort. Through generous support and partnership scientifically with Google.org and the Skoll Foundation, we were able to start the Global varil Forecasting Initiative and begin work in four different sites in acrfia and Asia. Needless to say, different ptoanoiupls from different parts of the world have different stors of contact. So it's not just hunters in Central Africa. It's also wokinrg in live animal markets — these wet markets — which is exactly the place where SARS emerged in Asia. But really, this is just the beiginnng from our perspective.

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Needless to say in the past these viruses entering into these _____ communities might very well have gone extinct. That's no longer the case. Logging roads provide access to urban areas. And critically, what happens in central Africa doesn't stay in Central Africa. So, once we __________ that it was really possible that we could actually do this monitoring, we decided to move this from research, to really attempt to _____ up to a global __________ effort. Through generous support and partnership scientifically with Google.org and the Skoll Foundation, we were able to start the Global _____ Forecasting Initiative and begin work in four different sites in ______ and Asia. Needless to say, different ___________ from different parts of the world have different _____ of contact. So it's not just hunters in Central Africa. It's also _______ in live animal markets — these wet markets — which is exactly the place where SARS emerged in Asia. But really, this is just the _________ from our perspective.

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Original Text

Needless to say in the past these viruses entering into these rural communities might very well have gone extinct. That's no longer the case. Logging roads provide access to urban areas. And critically, what happens in central Africa doesn't stay in Central Africa. So, once we discovered that it was really possible that we could actually do this monitoring, we decided to move this from research, to really attempt to phase up to a global monitoring effort. Through generous support and partnership scientifically with Google.org and the Skoll Foundation, we were able to start the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative and begin work in four different sites in Africa and Asia. Needless to say, different populations from different parts of the world have different sorts of contact. So it's not just hunters in Central Africa. It's also working in live animal markets — these wet markets — which is exactly the place where SARS emerged in Asia. But really, this is just the beginning from our perspective.

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