Hello colleagues, almost 3 years after the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergence of severe acute hepatitis of unknown etiology, mpox, Ebola outbreaks, the confluence of COVID-19, Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus in some countries. In this context, dengue has recovered the figures reported before the pandemic. Only in the American Region and according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 2,566,032 cases had been reported, of which 4,104 were severe and 1,177 died. The 4 dengue serotypes continue to circulate. It is also observed the gradual increase of Chikungunya and to a lesser degree of Zika. Finally, the reports of cases of Mayaro and Oropouche are becoming more frequent.
The PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and its Control, the “Pedro Kouri” Institute of Tropical Medicine, the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, the Pan American Organization for Health/World Health Organization among other institutions and organizations, are pleased to announce that from August 14 to 25, 2023, the 18th edition of the International Course on Dengue and other emerging Arboviruses will take place. The course will be held in the framework of the 85th anniversary of the “Pedro Kouri” Institute of Tropical Medicine, IPK
The course will offer a room for updating and discussing the epidemiological situation and advances in the knowledge, prevention and control of Dengue and other arboviral diseases with special reference to Chikungunya, Zika, Yellow Fever, Mayaro and Oropouche.Topics of interest are the patient clinical management, vector control, integrated surveillance, advances in pathogenesis research, vaccines, human, viruses and vector genetics, new control tools, the influence of climate change. New international initiatives and their impact on the arbovirus disease control will be shared.
The Course will be held at the «Pedro Kouri» Institute of Tropical Medicine located in: Autopista Novia del Mediodia, Km 6 1/2 entre Autopista Nacional y Carretera Central Arroyo Arenas, La Lisa, La Habana CP. 11 400