Tuesday , July 27 2021

International experts to discuss global epidemiological situation of large Arboviruses in Cuba

Camagüey, Cuba, dengue, Zika, new arboviruses, the international course, the Institute for Tropical Medicine Pedro Curie

Havana, January 2. – The Institute for Tropical Medicine Pedro Curi (CPI) in Cuba convened the XVI International Dengue, Zica and other nuclear arboviruses, which will be held from August 12th to 23rd this year.

During the course, national and international professors will update the participants on the global epidemiological situation of the main arboviruses, the medical significance for people, their clinic and the laboratory diagnosis, the organizers say.

Experts will also discuss the development of vaccines and antiviruses, new control tools, their monitoring, disaster response, the impact of climate change and new international initiatives to mitigate their effects.

Through conferences, round tables, symposiums and practical activities, doctors, virologists, immunologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, entomologists, health administrators, among other things, during the conclave, will be exchanged in the premises of the CPI.

According to the agenda, general topics include: Integrated Vector Management; Influence of Zika infection on pregnant woman and newborn; Insecticide resistance mechanisms; Community in control of Aedes aegypti and research priorities. (Text and picture: PL)

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