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[Seminar] Nutrition and Endemic/Emerging Infectious Diseases in Cambodia by Erik Karlsson

Erik Karlsson, Virology Unit Institut Pasteur - Cambodia, will be in Hong Kong on July the 3rd to give a lecture called Nutrition and Endemic/Emerging Infectious Diseases in Cambodia:

Date: Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 Time: 11:00 am Venue: Seminar Room 2 (HRI-S2), Ground Floor, HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Abstract Cambodia is a hotspot of emerging and endemic infectious disease. In addition, after facing numerous years of rampant undernutrition, Cambodia is now facing a “triple burden” of malnutrition where obesity and under weight exist side-by-side with other dietary concerns, such as micronutrient deficiency. This talk will explore the current status of both infectious disease and nutrition in Cambodia and discuss some of the work done on understanding the interplay between nutrition and several pathogens (avian and seasonal influenza, dengue, rabies) in the context of disease severity, transmission, vaccination, and viral evolution itself. Biosketch Dr. Karlsson obtained his doctoral degree in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gilling’s School of Global Public Health and was a postdoc at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where his work focused on nutritional influences on influenza virus pathogenesis and global influenza sur veillance. He currently ser ves as the Senior Research Fellow in the Virology Unit at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. His work covers several aspects of virus research in Cambodia including surveillance and vaccination, with a special interest in the interplay between malnutrition and infection. ALL ARE WELCOME !


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