Meeting report: Eleventh international conference on hantaviruses
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2020Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Jan Clement, Clas Ahlm, Tatjana Avšič-Županc, Jason Botten, Kartik Chandran, Colleen B. Jonsson, Hiroaki Kariwa, Jonas Klingström, Boris Klempa, Detlev H. Krüger, Herwig Leirs, Dexin Li, Mifang Liang, Alemka Markotić, Anna Papa, Connie S. Schmaljohn, Nicole D. Tischler, Rainer G. Ulrich, Antti Vaheri, Cecilia VialAbstractThe 2019 11th International Conference on Hantaviruses (ICH 2019) was organized by the International Society for Hantaviruses (ISH), and held on September 1–4, 2019, at the Irish College, in Leuven, Belgium. These ICHs have been held every three years since 1989. ICH 2019 was attended by 158 participants from 33 countries. The current report summarizes research presented on all aspects of hantavirology: ecology; pathogenesis and immune responses; virus phylogeny, replication and morphogenesis; epidemiology; vaccines, therapeutics and prevention; and clinical aspects and diagnosis.
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ConclusionsFuture interventions should focus on removing barriers to performing preventive practices. As most people learned of hantavirus through community members, interventions should be community-based and involve those who have experienced the disease. Any future education materials should address confusions about route of transmission and be targeted at those with a lower education level.
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