HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 19 (ACN) Cuban and foreign experts will participate in the 6th International Conference on Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which will take place at Havana’s Convention Center from April 26 to 28 of this year.
In the event, organized by the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, Cuba will show the latest research on these parasites, from an interdisciplinary perspective, announced the organizing committee.
The scientific event includes keynote lectures by international experts, as well as poster presentations and oral presentations, through which specialists will explore water and food transmission, animal infection, and diagnosis and treatment.
It also contemplates host-parasite interaction and pathogenesis, molecular epidemiology, clinical and public health aspects, cell biology, genomics, population genetics, traveler’s medicine and global health and social determinants, among other topics.
According to experts in the subject the parasites Cryptosporidium and Giardia lamblia are recognized worldwide as emerging opportunistic agents, responsible for epidemic outbreaks caused by the ingestion of contaminated drinking water.