Emerging Viruses: definition, epidemiology, dynamics, zoonoses.
Description of the characteristics, biology, the infectious cycle, epidemiology, as well as the prospects for the development of drugs and/or vaccines against emerging viruses that raised public attention and concerns in recent years (Hantavirus, Arbovirus, West Nile, Chikungunya, 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 / Marburg
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|
Suitability based on attendance (at least 4 lessons out of 5)
Dates and time: 16 - 18 - 23 - 25 - 30 March 2021, 15-17* hours.
Location: zoom link**
Recommended year(s): 1-6
*: dates and times will be definitively confirmed as soon as the timetables of the frontal lessons of the second semester of the teacher will be available.
**: the zoom link will be provided close to the first lesson to the enrolled students
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