6 November 2015

Influenza A Virus - The Ultimate (Re)emerging Pathogen

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SCI's Biotechnology Group in partnership with the University of Westminster

London, UK

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Synopsis

The traditional view of influenza A viruses has been of viruses with a reservoir host (aquatic ducks) that have occasionally crossed species barriers and become established in mammalian hosts including humans, pigs and horses. However, the extent and nature of interspecies transmissions in recent years has challenged our understanding of influenza A virus ecology. Highly pahtogenic avian influenza viruses are emerging with increasing frequency and two different influenza A subtypes have now become established in pet dogs in the US.

How worried should we be? Can we predict where the next major pandemic will come from, and is there anything that can be done to pre-empt it? The complex interactions between virus and host that underlie interspecies transmission - and how understanding these may address some of these questions - will de discussed.


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University of Westminster

University of Westminster
School of Life Sciences
115 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6UW

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7598 1594

Email: communications@soci.org


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Speaker

Dr Janet Daily
Associate Professor in Emergent Viruses, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham