Infectious disease affects us all. Human diseases have a profound effect in countries across the world, causing premature deaths and disability. Diseases in plants and animals act as barriers to economic development and also threaten ecosystems.
The aim of this project was to produce a long-term vision for the detection and identification of infectious diseases in plants, animals and humans. It took account of: the evolving risk of diseases; changing user requirements for detection and identification; and cutting edge science.
The project involved over 300 leading experts and stakeholders from nearly 30 countries, as well as many international organisations.