Since it's unknown which virus will become the next pandemic, these U of A scientists are preparing for a number of possibilities

Matthias Götte, a virologist and chair of the University of Alberta's medical microbiology and immunology department, left, is leading a team of about 15 people in Edmonton working on how to better prepare the world for the next pandemic, including Hery Lee, a third-year PhD student. Matthias Götte, a virologist and chair of the University of Alberta's medical microbiology and immunology department, left, is leading a team of about 15 people in Edmonton working on how to better prepare the world for the next pandemic, including Hery Lee, a third-year PhD student.

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North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains, as the North escalates tests of weapons designed to strike regional U.S. allies.