Serologic snapshots as a tool for understanding cholera transmission

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Date 09.11.2021 12:1513:15  
Speaker Andrew Azman
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
Abstract: Infection with pandemic Vibrio cholerae, can lead to the diarrheal disease cholera though many infections are mild/asymptomatic and laboratory confirmation is rare even among severe cases. Estimates of pandemic Vibrio cholerae infection rates over time are key to designing rational disease control and prevention policies yet clinical surveillance systems are likely to provide a biased picture. This talk will introduce recent advancements in cholera seroepidemiology and illustrate the potential (and pitfalls) for reconstruction of historical infection rates from population-level serological snapshots, thus providing a tool to monitor global progress in controlling cholera.

Andrew Azman

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Free

Organizer

  • Bruno Lemaitre

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