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.
quinta-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2007
On behalf of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and our Mexican and international partners, we would like to invite you to join us for the XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008), to be held in México City, México from 3-8 August 2008. AIDS 2008 will be the first International AIDS Conference ever held in Latin America, and international planning committees are already hard at work developing an exciting programme." IAS