Dec 16, 2008
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
|Contact Name||Quang Pham|
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Interested in infectious diseases? Global health? Vaccine Development? Pediatric care?
Come hear Dr. Laura White (from the Carolina Vaccine Institute) talk about dengue fever and her work to develop a vaccine for pediatric use.
MBRB G202: 12pm-1pm
Light Lunch Provided!!!
Co-sponsored by AMSA, IDIG, and UAEM.
A little background on dengue fever: Considered as a neglected disease by the World Health Organization, dengue fever is caused by a mosquito-borne flavivirus endemic to sub-tropical and tropical parts of the world, including many parts of Central and South America, South and Southeast Asia, and the western Pacific. An estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide are at risk of dengue infection, and of the 100 million reported cases of dengue fever per year, up to 500,000 develop life threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Currently, there is NO effective vaccine.