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ISID Knowledge Exchange Live Webinar: Treatment Strategies for Dengue Infection
25/07/2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT
Our live, open-access ISID Knowledge Exchange webinar, "Treatment Strategies for Dengue Infection," is coming up on July 25, 2023, at 8am EST/12pm GMT/2pm CET.
Dengue is a public health problem that continues to increase globally. Dengue is spreading to new areas, including Europe, with some countries reporting first-time local transmission cases. As treatment options are limited, public health control measures include strengthening national programs to meet objectives through coordinated efforts inside and outside the health sector. There is currently no definitive treatment for dengue; only supportive treatment is available for patients with the infection.
However, there have been recent advances in the development of promising drugs for dengue therapeutics, including direct antivirals and host-targeted drugs for reducing inflammation and vascular pathologies. Developing novel vector control methods and new approaches to case management are important for prevention and control. A safe and efficacious vaccine remains the foundation of a comprehensive countermeasure strategy. Recent advances in host-targeted pathways and novel therapeutic approaches are crucial and should be integrated into the research agenda with current vector control tools and vaccination developments.
• Ashley St. John, Singapore
• Targeting Host Pathways for Dengue Treatment
• Eng Eong Ooi, USA
• Anti-Dengue Drug Development
Chair: Neelika Malavige, Sri Lanka
Co-Chair: Muhammed Niyas, India
This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Takeda.