Annual Congress Copenhagen 2005


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PG21 - Newly emerging pathogens of lower respiratory tract infections

Postgraduate Course
Chairs: F. Blasi (Milan, Italy), M. Woodhead (Manchester, United Kingdom)
In recent years, novel and unusual pathogens causing lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) have emerged, leading to new threats for healthcare systems and public emergency. The main aim of this course is to update participants on current advances in the knowledge of these new and emerging pathogens. At the conclusion of this course, participants will understand:
• the correct methodological approach to the diagnosis of unusual pathogens;
• the role of public health, respiratory and infectious disease specialists in addressing new infectious agents;
• the advantages and limits of prophylactic strategies;
• the value and limits of current therapeutic indications.

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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 102 Human metapneumovirus: a newly emerging respiratory pathogen
J. S. Kahn (New Haven, United States of America)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 103 Fungal respiratory infections: new and old species and new treatments
D. Denning (Manchester, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 105 Travelling and respiratory diseases: new and old threats
R. Steffen (Zurich, Switzerland)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 106 Risk containment and response to infectious emergencies
M. R. Gismondo (Milan, Italy)
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