New pandemics: HIV and AIDS, HCV and chronic hepatitis, Influenza virus and flu.
New pandemics are a serious threat to the health of the entire world. They are essentially of viral origin and spread at large speed. A meeting on this topic was held in Lyon, France, within the XIXth Jacques Cartier Symposia, a series of France-Québec meetings held every year. New findings on HIV and AIDS, on HCV and chronic hepatitis, and an update on influenza virus and flu were covered during this meeting on December 4 and 5, 2006. Aspects of viral structure, virus-host interactions, antiviral defenses, drugs and vaccinations, and epidemiological aspects were discussed for HIV and HCV. Old and recent data on the flu epidemics ended this meeting.
Gatignol, A., Dubuisson, J., Wainberg, M. A., Cohen, É. A., Darlix, J.-L. New pandemics: HIV and AIDS, HCV and chronic hepatitis, Influenza virus and flu. Retrovirology 2007;4(8).