Putting Outbreaks into perspective: Public Health impact of outbreaks of communicable diseases for France and Germany
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The Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin is organizing a conference on Global Health Issues with a particular French-German focus. This year, the conference is co-organized by the Robert Koch Institute and hosted again by the French Embassy in Berlin.
As transborder mobility of humans, animals, food and feed products increases, the threat of spreading dangerous pathogens and infectious diseases increases as well. Today, whether carried by an unaware traveler or an opportunistic vector, human pathogens can rapidly arrive anywhere in the world.
However, these outbreaks and their consequences for countries such as Germany and France should 5 be put into perspective: Although outbreaks of infectious diseases are very often associated with “ebola” or “zika”, viruses causing measles, influenza, acute gastroenteritis or tick borne encephalitis may have much greater Public Health impact for our living environment in France and Germany. This conference, co-organized by the Robert Koch Institute, unites experts, political decision makers, journalists, students and the interested public to better understand the consequences of globalization on Public Health through a transdisciplinary Franco-German approach.
This conference takes place on 24 March, 2017 between 9:20 – 16:00 (registration starting at 9:00) at the Embassy of France in Berlin, Entrance Wilhelmstrasse 69, 10117 Berlin (admission only when registered previously (Identity card or Passport mandatory).
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