Our Focus

We can't eliminate epidemics, but we can minimize their impact.

Political instability, proliferation of global transportation, population expansion, increasing demand for proteins and ecological change are all contributing to increased infectious disease risk. That's why we partner with businesses and governments worldwide to identify and track pathogens from their source, then contextualize the risk based on socioeconomic, political, environmental and other factors.

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Our Science

Our analytics enable innovative insurance products.

Years of deep scientific leadership and portfolio-specific asset analysis are our foundation for creating sustainable business tools for a volatile world. By understanding marketplace mechanisms and our partners' needs, we help identify risk transfer and intervention opportunities that would otherwise remain hidden.

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Ebola Virus Cases (30 April 2018 - 3 December 2019)
Cholera Cases (27 April 2017 - 28 November 2019)
MERS Coronavirus Cases 2019 YTD (thru 29 November 2019)
Lassa Virus Cases 2019 YTD (thru 24 November 2019)
  • Ebola Virus
  • Cholera
  • MERS Coronavirus
  • Lassa Virus

Over the last four decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced eight Ebola outbreaks. The most recent epidemic took place in May 2017 in the health zone of Likati, province of Bas-Uele. The ongoing epidemic is located in the Bikoro health zone, located in Equateur province, in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo and on the border with the Republic of Congo.


WHO (2019). Ebola virus disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/csr/don/22-august-2019-ebola-drc/en/ (22 August 2019).

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by Vibrio cholerae that can kill within hours if left untreated. Researchers have estimated that each year there are 1.3 to 4.0 million cases of cholera, and 21,000 to 143,000 deaths worldwide due to cholera. 


WHO (2017). Cholera fact sheet. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs107/en/ (27 Nov 2017).

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Typical MERS symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection are reported as asymptomatic, meaning that they do not have any clinical symptoms, yet they are positive for MERS following a laboratory test.


WHO (2017). Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus fact sheet. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/mers-cov/en/ (27 Nov 2017).

Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness that occurs in West Africa. The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or feces. Person-to-person or laboratory transmission can occur, particularly in hospitals lacking adequate infection prevention measures. The overall case-fatality rate is 1%, but the observed case-fatality rate among patients hospitalized with severe cases is 15%.


WHO (2017). Lasa Fever - Nigeria. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/lassa-fever (31 July 2017).

Our Platform

Insights must be actionable, global and dynamic.

We can confront infectious disease risk for a simple reason — we have best-in-class models informed by the most comprehensive epidemiological database ever created. Our platform processes hundreds of data sources covering historical pandemics to emerging outbreaks.

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Our Mission

We strive to make the world more resilient to epidemics.

We believe that working with the insurance industry and governmental organizations on improved techonologies is one of the best ways to help mitigate the impact of infectious diseases.


Metabiota's offering enables reinsurers and insurers to accurately quantify complex infectious disease risk. Whether it's to create novel insurance products or improve capital utilization and enterprise risk management, Metabiota partners with customers to improve insurability through better understanding and analysis of underlying exposure.


Government agencies responsible for outbreak response planning and implementation leverage Metabiota's platform to assess preparedness and conduct what-if analyses to ensure readiness for events of varying impact.