The Epidemic diseases Research Group Oxford (ERGO)

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ERGO was established in 2014 and aims to reduce the health and socio-economic impact of epidemic infections through patient-centred research and the development of methodological approaches suited to epidemic settings.

The group is led by Professor Peter Horby and is engaged in an international programme of clinical and epidemiological research on emerging and epidemic-prone diseases including Ebola, bird flu (H5N1 and H7N9), MERS-CoV, and Enterovirus 71. ERGO is a key partner in a number of international initiatives to improve the research response to epidemic infections, including the European Commission-funded Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics (PREPARE) project, the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), and the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team.