Emerging Viruses: definition, epidemiology, dynamics, zoonoses.
Description of the characteristics, biology, the infectious cycle, epidemiology, as well as the prospects for development of drugs and / or vaccines against emerging viruses that raised public attention and concerns in recent years (Hantavirus, Arbovirus, West Nile , Chikunguya, Nipah, Hendra, Monkeypox, etc.).
Particular focus on the following pathogens: SARS coronavirus, MERS coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, influenza (including avian flu and swine flu), Ebola Virus / Maburg
At the end of the course, students will be able to understand how biological, epidemiological, molecular and adaptive mechanisms can determine the appearance of new infectious agents.
West Nile, Chikunguya, Nipah, Nedra, Monkeypox
Hantavirus, Ebola, Marburg, other Arboviruses
SARS-CoV-2 e COVID_19
|G. Maga||Occhio ai virus (Edizione 1)||Zanichelli||2016||978-88-08-17380-5|
|David Quammen||Spillover. L'evoluzione delle pandemie||Adelphi||2014||978-8-845-92929-8|
Frequency-based (at least 4 out of 5 lessons)
Room section of Biology and Genetics, Biological Institutes, B block
Recommended years: 2-3-4
Date and time: March 5-10-12-17-19, 2020, 3.30 PM
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