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.
"It is in this shared spirit of scientific excellence and collegial collaboration that preparations have begun for the 14th International Congress on Infectious Diseases to be held in Miami, Florida from March 9-12, 2010. Building on the unqualified successes of our most recent biannual meetings in Lisbon and Kuala Lumpur, the International Society for Infectious Diseases is delighted to return to North America for the 14th ICID."
14th ICID - Miami, Florida, USA - March 9-12, 2010
Deadline for abstract submissions is November 1, 2009