Havana, Aug 12 (ACN) Doctors, virologists, immunologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, entomologists and health administrators from all continents will discuss clinical actions for diagnosis, vector control, and the global epidemiological situation of dengue and other arboviruses in an international course that will open its doors today in this capital.
Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) is the venue for the event that will run until August 23 with representatives from more than 50 countries and it will also show progress in the following areas research on pathogenesis, vaccine development and outbreak control, explained Dr. María Guadalupe Guzmán, president of the Cuban Society of Disease Control, to ACN.
Microbiology and Parasitology and the Organizing Committee.
The main objective of the 16th edition of the event is to update on the most advanced in dengue, but mutidisciplinarily, that is, not only to talk about the patient’s clinic and how to treat him/her, but also how to monitor him/her, eliminate the mosquito, work with the community, diagnose a case, and how the climate influences this disease, the expert remarked.
The head of the IPK’s Research, Diagnosis and Reference Center and director of the Collaborating Center of the Pan American and World Health Organizations (PAHO-WHO) for the dengue, that the program consists of symposia, round tables, conferences and practical days in which participants can intervene in laboratories, discuss cases and analyze social determinants.
In this edition, experts from Asia, Europe, the Americas, the United States, Belgium, Malaysia, and Australia, among other countries, will go deeper into the confrontation of these diseases in the orb that afflict third world countries, emphasized Science Doctor Manuel Romero Placeres, director of the IPK.
He added that at this moment an alert has been given of the increase in the cases of arbovirosis in all the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.
In the opening day, this Monday the scientific program includes the lecture: Current situation of dengue and other emerging arboviruses: zika, chikungunya and yellow fever; and another on the global response to dengue and other diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti, which will be given by PAHO/WHO experts.