International experts debate in Havana about Dengue and other Arboviruses

International experts debate in Havana about Dengue and other ArbovirusesHAVANA, Aug 7th (PL) Cuban and foreign experts will debate on the current epidemiological situation in Latin America and the world at the 15th International Dengue Course that opens today in this capital.

The event, centered on Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses), will be extended until August 18, at Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), as reported by the Cuban News Agency (ACN).

According to this source, the international meeting aims the health authorities, along with academicians and foreign institutions, to debate the most relevant and current aspects on Aedes aegypti mosquito-borne diseases, including zika, chikungunya and yellow fever, as well as dengue fever.

The participants will have the opportunity to discuss other different issues such as clinical management of patients, vector control, pathogenesis research advances, vaccines, antivirals, genetics and new control tools, according to ACN.

Lecturers will also deepen the influence of climate change on the emergence of Aedes mosquito-borne diseases and the combat of outbreaks, the report added.

So far, the event will be attended by some PAHO and WHO experts, representatives from Canada, Colombia, Argentina, the United States, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Japan, Venezuela, Brazil and Switzerland.