Monday, May 22, 2017

NIH VideoCast: Current Infectious Disease Challenges

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When it comes to putting the global threat of infectious diseases into perspective, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone better versed than Dr. David M. Morens of NIAID at the NIH.  Over the year's we've looked at his work - often collaborating with Jeffrey K. Taubenberger - on the history of pandemics. 

A few well worth revisiting include:
EID Journal: Morens & Taubenberger On The Evolution Of HPAI H5Nx
Morens & Taubenberger - Influenza Viruses: Breaking All the Rules

mBio: An H7N9 Perspective by Morens, Fauci & Taubenberger

Morens and Taubenberger: A New Look At The Panzootic Of 1872

Last week (May 16, 2017) NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci was scheduled to give a talk on current infectious disease challenges in the NIH's Demystifying Medicine series of video casts, but was called away, and so Dr. Morens ably stepped in at the last minute to give the presentation. 
I think you'll find Dr. Moren's seminar both interesting and informative.   Be sure to download the slides.

Highly recommended. 

Demystifying Medicine 2017: Current Infectious Disease Challenges
Source:National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Date Published:05/16/2017

Format:Video or Multimedia

Annotation:This one-hour, 25-minute presentation discusses infectious disease challenges in 2017: established infectious diseases, newly emerging diseases, and re-emerging diseases. It provides examples of established infectious diseases of global health importance, and global examples of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It includes a detailed discussion of the Zika virus, yellow fever, Ebola, and pandemic influenza. [less]


Authors:Morens, David
Type:Instructional/Training Material
Access Notes:Link to presentation slides:

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