Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases And Immunology
Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Virus Diseases
Emerging infectious diseases remain at the center of the world's attention. The current threats posed by Zika, Yellow Fever, MERS-CoV, and pandemic influenza, the recent Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa, and the realization that new infectious diseases may be recognized at any time, in any place, has dramatically increased public awareness of infectious diseases and underscored the need to understand emerging pathogens. As with each prior iteration, IMED 2016 fully embodied the “One Health” model of emerging diseases, recognizing the commonality of human, environmental and animal health by bringing together human and veterinary health clinicians, scientists, and policy makers from more than 100 countries. With more than 90 talks and 400 poster presentations, it's impossible to adequately summarize all of the important insights conveyed at IMED 2016. Here is a sampling of some of the topics that caught our interest.
DOI of Published Version
Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Dec;53S:1-3 Dec 9. Link to article on publisher's site
International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
Lassmann B, Madoff LC. (2016). Highlights from the 6th International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2016) Vienna, Austria from Nov 3 to 7, 2016. Open Access Articles. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2016.12.008. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/3027
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.