UGC Areas of Excellence Scheme on "Control of Pandemic and Inter-Pandemic Influenza" and Centre of Influenza Research present:
A seminar entitled
“Comparative Spatial Dynamics of Acute Viral Infection”
Will be given by Dr Cécile VIBOUD, Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies, Fogarty International Center, NIH, USA
Abstract: A key question in disease dynamics is how infections spread in space and time. Here we will contrast models for the spatial spread of acute viral infections in the USA and globally, with a focus on epidemic and pandemic influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and rotavirus. We will assess the role of local climatic drivers, socio-demographic factors, population movements and school cycles on the spatial patterns of these acute viral infections at different spatial scales.
Date: 21 June 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Room 4, G/F Laboratory Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong
All are welcome!