Session Progress Reports Influenza the unpredictable threat an update

27 de April de 2017

The tenth session of the program of lectures Valdecilla Progress Reports will take place on the 3rd of May. The conference will be given by Mónica Gozalo Margüello, Physician of the Microbiology Service at Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital.

The session will be about “Influenza, the unpredictable threat: an update” and is briefly summarized below:

Influenza is an acute respiratory virus that results in significant worldwide morbidity and mortality each year. The annual global prevalence of seasonal influenza is estimated to be between 5% and 10% in adults and 20% and 30% in children. The armamentarium to prevent and treat influenza infections is currently limited, and resistance to the existing anti-influenza drugs is rising, so innovative inhibitors with a different mode of action are urgently needed. A ‘universal’ vaccine would ideally induce immunity against all or most influenza A subtypes. However, as influenza continually evolves, formulating a vaccine with such broad protection remains problematic. It is therefore critical that we draw on the most recent and relevant research when we make clinical decisions regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis of this disease.

The meeting will take place on the 3rd of May in lecture room 4-5, pavilion 16 of the HUMV (1st floor) and has a capacity of 30 people. The session will be given in English and will last around 30 minutes and follow by a debate.

Researchers who attend 80% of the meetings throughout the academic year will receive a certificate of assistance.

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