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.
sexta-feira, 20 de julho de 2012
The 5th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS) will be held in the city of Leipzig from July 21-25, 2013. FEMS brings together 46 member societies from 36 European countries, including over thirty thousand microbiologists. This important Microbiology Congress will provide an interesting forum for thousands of European and other international colleagues to appreciate the current state of the art in microbiology during numerous symposia and workshops led by prominent scientists in their field. The meeting will be a chance to discuss solutions to future challenges and to provide topical coverage of key disciplines. Special attention will also be given to young scientists by providing an important number of grants allowing them to attend the Congress.