Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 09:30PM - 11:00PM
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Arboviruses are a large group of viruses transmitted by insects such as mosquitos and ticks.
There has been unprecedented spread in the past 10-15 years of many of these, such as Chikungunya in 2005 spreading from Africa into Asia and the Americas, followed by the spread of Zika Virus. Dengue also continues to circulate and cause major disease. Since 2016, Yellow Fever has had a resurgence, with outbreaks in Nigeria and Angola despite the existence of a vaccine. In addition to these four, Japanese Encephalitis, Rift Valley Fever and West Nile remain a significant human health problem and are also causing significant agricultural losses.
This illuminating ePanel broadcast will discuss a range of questions and issues related to mosquito-borne diseases, including:
Following the panel discussion broadcast, audience members watching the live event will be able to participate in a live Q&A with the panelists. Questions can be submitted during the broadcast via Twitter or the chat room, or in advance when registering for the event.
This ePanel was filmed during the Keystone Symposia conference on “Framing the Response to Emerging Virus Infections” at the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre of The University of Hong Kong, October 14-18, 2018, and was made possible with funding from both The University of Hong Kong and the Croucher Foundation.
This Keystone Symposia ePanel was made possible by a grant from the Croucher Foundation and The University of Hong Kong.
The views expressed in this ePanel are those of the participants and not necessarily of the participants’ organizations or of Keystone Symposia.