An infectious disease is a clinically evident disease resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. Infectious diseases are usually qualified as contagious due to their potential of transmission from one person or species to another. Transmission may occur through diverse pathways such as contaminated objects, airborne inhalation, sexual contact or through vector-borne spread.
terça-feira, 17 de julho de 2007
4th Congress of the European Society for Emerging Infections
O Hotel Tivoli Tejo, em Lisboa, vai ser o palco do IV Congresso da Sociedade Europeia de Doenças Emergentes (ESEI), que terá lugar entre 30 de Setembro a 3 de Outubro e contará, na conferência inaugural, com a presença do investigador francês Luc Montaigner.