216542 Lecture

WiSe 21/22: Emerging Viruses

Susann Kummer

Information for students

If you would like to participate please write to Dr. Susann Kummer: susann.kummer@fu-berlin.de


Introduction into principles of emerging viruses. The lecture will address the definition and description of emerging viruses and processes behind the development of emerging diseases. In the following examples of emerging viruses will be presented and their risk potential discussed. The topic of pandemic events, health care measures and ways to prevent and/or handle future pandemics will be part of the lecture series as well.

1) Introduction, what are emerging viruses, what is an endemic/pandemic, history of pandemics and what we can learn from the past
2) Influenza viruses
3) SARS and MERS related corona viruses
4) Ebola viruses
5) human immunodeficiency viruses
6) Mosquito-transmitted viruses (ZIKA, Dengue, West Nile virus, Chikungunya, Yellow fever)
7) Emerging diseases in animals (risk potential for transfer to humans)
8) Emerging marine viruses and conclusions, open discussion, Q & A session to virus research related topics close

Subjects A - Z