790040 Emerging and re-emerging viral threats (in Eng.)


Art
Vorlesung und Übung
Semesterstunden
2
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Krammer, Florian
Organisation
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2021
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

Emerging viruses like Zika virus, ebolavirus and of course SARS-CoV-2 caused the most recent crises in global public health. More and more novel viral threats are discovered and old viral threats are re-emerging. This course will discuss important emerging and re-emerging viruses and their biology, pathogenicity and prevalence. We will also focus on novel prophylactic(vaccines) and therapeutic technologies that are under development to combat these viruses. The course will cover orthomyxoviruses (influenza), paramyxviruses (Nipah, Hendra etc.), flaviviruses (dengue, Zika etc.), alphaviruses (Chikungunya etc.), bunyaviruses(hantaviruses, CCHFV etc.), filoviruses (Marburg virus, ebolviruses), and of course coronaviruses (SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV) and others.

Lehrziel

-understand the potential danger associated with emerging viruses
-understand why more and more outbreaks are detected
-have a good understanding of countermeasures that can be taken
-know how vaccines are prepared
-understand which novel therapeutics are under development
-can give an overview of important virus families
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