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4th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 21-22, 2023 | Rome, Italy

June 21 -22, 2023 | Rome, Italy

Infection 2023

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Stephen Hsu
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Stephen Hsu, Augusta University, United States

Background: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the 2019 coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with high mortality and morbidity worldwide. By Dec 1, 2022, over 643 million cases have been reported w [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Inchauspe Genevieve
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Inchauspe Genevieve, ImmunResQ Department, Transgene, France

A famous milestone in the vaccine field has been the first successful vaccination against smallpox in 1798 by Edward Jenner. Using the vaccinia cowpox virus, Jenner was able to protect vaccinees from variola or smallpox. The Modified Virus Ankara (MVA) poxvirus strain has been on [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Ranjan Ramasamy
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Ranjan Ramasamy, IDFISH Technology, United States

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a highly infectious RNA virus that was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. It is the pathogen responsible for the present coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A large number of genetic var [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Alfredo Berzal-Herranz
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Alfredo Berzal-Herranz, Instituto de Parasitologia y Biomedicina “Lopez-Neyra”, (IPBLN) CSIC, Spain

RNA viruses are a major threat to the human health. They are responsible for infections with high morbidity and mortality rates and an extraordinary socioeconomic burden. In the last decades, different RNA viruses have produced major outbreaks against which there were no efficien [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Chunyang Li
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Chunyang Li, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Infectious diseases are becoming a health burden, causing numerous hospitalisation cases and deaths and leading to global economic losses. The prevention and control of infectious diseases have become more important as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditional disinfection m [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Seumko o Ndeumou Medouen Reine
Oral Presentation
Seumko o Ndeumou Medouen Reine, University of YaoundeI-Cameroon, Cameroon

Background: The COVID-19 Pandemic still causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Significantly more cases of COVID-19 and its related deaths are reported in High-Income countries compared to Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). This might be due to pre-exist [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Valeria Di Lollo
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Valeria Di Lollo, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale (IZS), Italy

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the etiologic agent of the ongoing outbreak of the disease known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The genetic plasticity of SARS-CoV-2 has determined the emergence of numerous variants with enhanced adaptive c [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Meccar Moniem H. Elino
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Meccar Moniem H. Elino, Southern Philippines Medical Center, Philippines

Background: Various diagnostic tests across COVID-19 literatures were employed as surrogate markers in COVID-19, wherein interleukin-6 (IL-6) – gauge for cytokine storm or impending severity – is not readily available among the third world countries particularly the P [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Sebar Sala
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Sebar Sala, Zamboanga City Medical Center, Philippines

Background: The increasing prevalence of infections due to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) constitutes a serious threat to healthcare systems. This study investigated the trends and compliance to antimicrobial prescribing to identify potential areas for quality improvement. Met [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Maria Luisa R. Maranan
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Maria Luisa R. Maranan, San Lazaro Hospital, Philippines

Introduction: The Philippines is one of the countries with the fastest rising growth rate of HIV in the Asia Pacific. HIV, HBV and HCV have similarities in terms of risk factors and transmission routes, hence co-infection with HBV and/or HCV are said to be common in HIV-positive [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Darine Slama
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Darine Slama, University of Monastir, Tunisia

The Mermithid nematode parasitizes many biting midges worldwide, causing changes in different parts of their body, especially intersexes phenomena. In Tunisia, and to our knowledge any study was recorded to know if this phenomenon exists and to identify the nematode species invol [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Selmi Rachid
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Selmi Rachid, Rachid, Tunisia

Livestock constitute habitual hosts and carriers for several infectious pathogens which may represent a serious public health concern and lead to a wide economic losses. Camels are increasingly the subject of several scientific investigations, showing that they are receptive and [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Gyaltsen Dakpa
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Gyaltsen Dakpa, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan

A change in metabolism is one of the hallmarks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that cause severity and mortality. The mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein-mediated perturbations of metabolic pathways and modulation of antcin A, a steroid-like compound isolated from Taiwan [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Pradeep Kumar
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Pradeep Kumar, AII India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Background and aims: Ischemic stroke (IS) causes significant mortality worldwide and has higher incidence among men than women. In this study, we investigated the risk-association of endogenous sex hormones in males and females with ischemic stroke. Methods: Comprehensive lite [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Preetha G S
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Preetha G S, International Institute of Health Management Research, India

Integrated health campaigns with multiple interventions can potentially lead to improved population coverage, service delivery, quality assurance and time efficiencies. We conducted a study in Uttar Pradesh where disease control campaigns are held routinely to achieve national he [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Ssembatya Benard
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Ssembatya Benard, Vijana Na Children Foundation, Uganda

Introduction:  Research shows that young LGBTQ+ community in Mityana City have less access to MHC services and HIV information, testing and support thereby being at a risk of HIV infections. Vijana Na Children Foundation-Uganda (VINACEF) used social media to provide access [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Tedros
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Tedros, Comsats University, Eritrea

Ethiopia is thought to have the most significant livestock population in Africa. The appearance of contagious diseases can excessively hinder economic development .Foot and mouth disease occurs throughout the country, with the highest incidence reported in central Ethiopia. Foot- [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Zimasa Busisiwe Dubeni
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Zimasa Busisiwe Dubeni, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

Moringaceae, one of the most prominent plant families, includes species with high economic, ecological, and medicinal importance because of their potent phytochemicals. M. oleifera, commonly known as Horse radish is a small, fast, growing, evergreen, deciduous tree. It is among t [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Emmanuel Chukwunenye Uttah
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Emmanuel Chukwunenye Uttah, University of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Nigeria

This study was aimed at investigating the epidemiology of paragonimiasis in two selected coastal communities in Calabar suburb, namely Akpabuyo and Calabar South. Seven sputum examinations per person were carried out for the presence of Paragonimus uterobilateralis eggs/ova. Poss [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Hossein Mahmoudvand
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Hossein Mahmoudvand, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The present investigation was designed to study the prevalence of cryptosporidiosis in the colorectal cancer patients compared to the healthy subjects. The present descriptive case-control study was performed on 174 subjects including 87 healthy people and 87 patients with colore [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Nodirjon Ruzimurodov
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Nodirjon Ruzimurodov, Institute of Immunology and human genomics, Uzbekistan

One of the global problems at the moment is the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Everyone already knows all the consequences of COVID-19. In addition, determining the course of the severity of the disease is also an important factor for both the patient and the medical staff. Until now, t [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Diana Gonzaga Ramos
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Diana Gonzaga Ramos, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Philippines

Background: The initiation of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) effectively restores immune function and reduces HIV-related morbidity and mortality. However, virologic failure while on ART may lead to increased morbidity and compromised quality of life. The aim of this study was to [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Kevin Cham A. Bueno
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Kevin Cham A. Bueno, San Lazaro Hospital, Philippines

Background: Multiple therapeutic agents have been demonstrated to provide benefits against COVID-19. Clinical trials which evaluated remdesivir for SARS-CoV-2 infection had shown efficacy in disease recovery and mortality and it is of equal importance to determine the onset of tr [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Abegail b. Latawan-danasen
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Abegail b. Latawan-danasen, San Lazaro Hospital, Philippines

Pulmonary tuberculosis is a worldwide global health burden. According to the WHO guidelines on tuberculosis infection prevention and control that was updated last 2019, tuberculosis accounts for more than 10million cases per year and the deaths caused by Tuberculosis alone accoun [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Maria Yvez Erika P. Ugale
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Maria Yvez Erika P. Ugale, San Lazaro Hospital, Philippines

Introduction: The SARS-CoV-2 virus, the main causative agent of COVID 19 infection was first detected in the province of Hubei in Wuhan China in December of 2019 and has overwhelmed the capacity of the government and hospitals to provide healthcare services to cater to the growin [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Susan M Dallabrida
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Susan M Dallabrida, SPRIM US LLC, United States

Objective: COVID-19, caused by a coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has been the cause of the global pandemic from 2020-2022. Due to COVID-19’s novelty, there exist no validated patient reported outcome (PRO) tools that allow for proper evaluation of patient infection severity based [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Hertel Quentin
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Hertel Quentin, University of Montpellier, France

The alarmin S100A9 is a calcium-binding protein known for its pro-inflammatory extracellular role in the immune response against pathogens in the form of a S100A8/S100A9 heterodimer called calprotectin. However, S100A9 was recently shown to exert an intracellular antiviral effect [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Elisabetta Di Felice
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Elisabetta Di Felice, Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Abruzzo and Molise Giuseppe Caporale, Italy

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a viral disease of cattle and water buffalo characterized by cutaneous nodules, biphasic fever, oral and nasal discharge, accompanied by general lymphadenitis. Clinical infections in cattle range from sub-clinical to acute form and the disease is assoc [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Tania Audino
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Tania Audino, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale di Piemonte, Italy

Due to marine mammals’ demonstrated susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2, based upon the homology level of their angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) viral receptor with the human one, alongside the global SARS-CoV-2 occurrence and faecal contamination of the river and marine eco [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Emelia Katrina I. Cafugauan
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Emelia Katrina I. Cafugauan, St. Lukes Medical Center, Philippines

Reluctance to COVID 19 vaccination that is secondary to limited knowledge on side effects, reporting of serious adverse reactions and emergency use of the vaccine is a major problem that could hinder achieving herd immunity against COVID 19 infection. Continuous monitoring and re [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Maria Luz Isadora L. Timbancaya
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Maria Luz Isadora L. Timbancaya, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines

Background. The gold standard in the diagnosis of COVID-19 infection remains to be through RT-PCR. This is done through the determination of a cycle threshold value. There have been conflicting studies as to whether the cycle threshold value can also be used to determine disease [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Patricia Abigail B. Miranda
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Patricia Abigail B. Miranda, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines

COVID-19 infection is a novel viral illness which began as a local epidemic in December 2019 at Wuhan, China which quickly emerged into a pandemic by February 2020. The virus causes a spectrum of signs and symptoms, ranging from mild upper respiratory symptoms to acute respirator [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Kristina Cerniauskiene
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Kristina Cerniauskiene, Lithuanian University of Health Science, Lithuania

Introduction: Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) is an important nosocomial pathogen that possesses not only intrinsic resistance to many classes of antibiotics, but also has a propensity for rapid development of antimicrobial resistance during treatment. Aims & O [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Ratna Ayu Cahaya Kusuma Dewi
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Ratna Ayu Cahaya Kusuma Dewi, Diponegoro University, Indonesia

Background Tuberculous (TB) meningoencephalitis is a major global health problem and the most severe form of extrapulmonary TB with high mortality rate. In case Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is suspected as the etiology, early diagnosis and treatment with anti-tuberculosis dr [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Elfian Rachmawati
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Elfian Rachmawati, Diponegoro University, Indonesia

Leptospirosis co-infection and the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) play a significant part in the emergence and progression of SARS-CoV-2 infection by enhancing the difficulty of identification, management, and outcome of COVID-19 well [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Marwah Saud Al-Thuhli
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Marwah Saud Al-Thuhli, Oman Medical specialty Board, Oman

Objectives: Bloodstream infection (BSI) in children causes significant morbidity and mortality and is associated with longer hospital stays and higher healthcare costs. Our objective is to study the incidence and risk factors and identify causative organisms and outcomes of BSI a [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Cintia Cevallos
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Cintia Cevallos, University of Buenos Aires INBIRS, Argentina

Background. The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by SARS-CoV-2 is severe and involves multiple organs in approximately 5%-10% of patients, leading to multi-organ dysfunction and failure. Methods. Necropsy tissues (lungs, heart, liver, kidney, small-intestine) we [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Jalil Nejati
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Jalil Nejati, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Nowadays, the rapid expansion of dengue fever vectors, Aedes albopictus and  Ae.aegypti, around the globe has been warned by various documents. In recent years, the eastern neighbor of Iran, Pakistan, has been involved with dengue outbreaks, and the risk of the entrance of t [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Chin Kim Ling
Oral Presentation
Chin Kim Ling, Institute for Advanced Studies, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Neonatal microcephaly and adult Guillain-Barré syndrome are severe complications of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. The robustly induced inflammatory cytokine expressions in ZIKV-infected patients may constitute a hallmark for severe disease. One of them is the high mobility [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Nahed Seddiq
Oral Presentation
Nahed Seddiq, BDF RMS, Bahrain

With all the advances in medicine and medical treatments, MDR bacteria remains one of the greatest threats in healthcare systems. The rates of AMR (antimicrobial resistance) organisms continues to increase globally despite the efforts to combat. WHO has declared that AMR is one o [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Aime Christian Kayath
Oral Presentation
Aime Christian Kayath, Universite Marien Ngouabi, Congo

In order to contribute to the understanding of the mechanism of invasion of epithelial cells by Shigella sp., we have first shown (i) Shigella strains as well as clinical or environmental strains are able to secrete biosurfactant-like molecules (BLM) directly [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Maryam Fazeli
Oral Presentation
Maryam Fazeli, Motamed Cancer Institute, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Background and Purpose: Rabies virus is a fatal infectious disease in the mammalian host including humans, carnivores, and livestock which imposes a huge burden on the health of the community and the global economy. The development of new rabies vaccines is a criti [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Walter Fabricio Silva Martins
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Walter Fabricio Silva Martins, LSTM, United Kingdom

Aedes aegypti is the most important vector of at least four fatal and/or debilitating arboviruses (dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika). Insecticide-based approaches remain the major intervention to minimize vector-borne disease burden across the diseases. In Brazil [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Paulo Arroyo
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Paulo Arroyo, Warwick Medical School, United Kingdom

Objectives:  Although several studies have shown that the application of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) has a positive impact on reduction of antimicrobial resistance and therefore the clinical outcomes of patients, most of the studies were conducted some years ago, and [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Becky Jones-Phillips
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Becky Jones-Phillips, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Since launching in September 2020, the Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON) lead by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has established itself as a leading global centre for infectious disease R&D. Founded with an £18.6 million investment from UK Government, [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Giancarlo Biagini
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Giancarlo Biagini, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Soon after SARS-CoV-2 was recognised as a pandemic threat, we set out to pioneer technologies to fast-track and de-risk advanced drug development. Our highly innovative models offers industry access to pioneering technologies which support the development of game-changing nove [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Rickyle Christopher Balea
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Rickyle Christopher Balea, The University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Zika virus (ZIKV) is a re-emerging flavivirus that poses a significant public health threat. ZIKV exhibits a wide array of non-vector borne human transmission routes, such as sexual transmission, transplacental transmission and blood transfusion. Detection and surveillance of ZIK [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Alfonso Recordare
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Alfonso Recordare, Dell Angelo Hospital, Italy

Difficult-to-treat infections have led to a renewed interest in phage therapy as adjunct to conventional surgical and antimicrobials treatments. Chronic bone infections are biofilm-related infections difficult to eradicate; in vitro data indicate that phages are active against bi [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Pietro Salvatori
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Pietro Salvatori, Private Practice, Italy

The severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic is a major health concern affecting socio-economic lives. As with other highly contagious diseases, it is of utmost importance to identify and treat the healthy carriers or positive asymptomatic subjects (P [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Pietro Salvatori
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Pietro Salvatori, Private Practice, Italy

Background: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of nebulized ethanol (EtOH) in the treatment of COVID-19. Methods: A RCT of 99 symptomatic and RT-PCR-positive patients admitted to a hospital receiving Remdesevir-Dexamethasone was conducted. They were ra [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Ernan N. Baluis
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Ernan N. Baluis, Adventist Medical Center Manila, Philippines

Background: In COVID-19 a dysregulated immune response and cytokine storm is the underlying mechanism that determines the adverse outcome. The Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio(NLR) and Platelet/Lymphocyte Ratio(PLR) have been considered as systemic inflammatory response markers. O [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Philip John Joves
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Philip John Joves, Adventist Medical Center Manila, Philippines

Background: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV) by suppression of viral replication, restoration and preservation of immune function. However, poor adherence with ART may lead to treatment failure and dea [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Helen Jane Polido
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Helen Jane Polido, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Philippines

Introduction Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 is an ongoing global pandemic which led to loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge not only to public health but also to the food systems and the world of work.1 In the P [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Hideliz Marie G Pascua
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Hideliz Marie G Pascua, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Philippines

Candida duobushaemulonii is a yeast that belongs to the Candida haemulonii species complex. Similar to Candida auris which is an emerging global health threat, C. duobushaemulonii is a major concern in the healthcare system as it is often multidrug resistant. Prese [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Roxanne M Figueroa
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Roxanne M Figueroa, Baguio General Hospital and Medical center, Philippines

Rhabdomyolysis is a life-threatening disorder that manifests with myalgia, fatigue, and pigmenturia, with a mortality rate as high as 59%. Acute renal failure which occurs in 13-50% of cases. Myalgia and fatigue are common constitutional symptoms in patients with viral infection [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Jeng How Yang
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Jeng How Yang, New Taipei Municipal TuCheng Hospital, Taiwan

Background: Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is associated with high mortality. The relation between antifungal susceptibility and treatment outcomes is not well characterized. There is paucity of surveillance data of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) isolates of cryptococcus investigated wi [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Sana Iqbal
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Sana Iqbal, National Institutes of Health, Pakistan

Objective; to demonstrate the antibiotic usage and trends among pediatric patient admitted in tertiary care hospital of rawalpindi Study Design; Analytical cross sectional study Place and Duration of Study: pediatric in patient department of two tertiary care hospitals of R [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Aws Sami Sulaiman Al-Farsi
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Aws Sami Sulaiman Al-Farsi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Objectives To study the burden, clinical and laboratory features and outcome of Human Parechoviruses (HPeVs) infection among children managed at a tertiary hospital in Oman. Methods: This is a retrospective study of children (< 18 years of age) with molecular proven HPeV in [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Shem Sam
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Shem Sam, Lake Region Economic Bloc, Kenya

Introduction COVID-19 vaccines are administered to protect populations from SARS-CoV-2 infections. Even in case of breakthrough infections, current vaccines protect people against severe outcomes, that is, acute illness, hospitalization, and fatality. Prevention of patients fr [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Kenfack Josiane
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Kenfack Josiane, University of YaoundeI-Cameroon, Cameroon

Background: Women of childbearing age are commonly affected by bacterial vaginosis (BV). Maternal-fetal outcomes associated with BV during pregnancy can be fatal for both the mother and the newborn. In this review, we aim to identify maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant women [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Adela Ngwewondo
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Adela Ngwewondo, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies, Cameroon

Twenty diseases are recognized as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by World Health Assembly resolutions, including human filarial diseases. The end of NTDs is embedded within the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, under target 3.3. Onchocerciasis afflicts approximately 20. [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Matabou Tene Sosthene Hiillary
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Matabou Tene Sosthene Hiillary, Centre for Research on Emerging and Reemerging Diseases, Cameroon

BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an acute, highly transmissible infectious disease. SARS-CoV-2 is the causative agent and is associated with a cytokine storm characterized by increased plasma concentrations of IL-2, 6, and 10. INF-α2 has been reported to [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Ahmed
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Ahmed, Debre Markos University, Ethiopia

The poor diagnostic and prognostic potential of existing tools potentially hinder the tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control program. Currently, antigen-specific blood-based biomarkers have become alternatives to improve the diagnostic and prognostic challenges related to tuber [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Dawit Gebreegziabiher Hagos
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Dawit Gebreegziabiher Hagos, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Rapid and accurate visceral leishmaniasis (VL) diagnosis is needed to initiate prompt treatment to reduce morbidity and mortality. Here, we evaluated the performance of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for the diagnosis of VL from blood in an endemic area in Et [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Belay Boda
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Belay Boda, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia

Background: High TB mortality is increasingly understood as an indicator of different problems in the health system and community. Limited awareness of TB in the community, restricted accessibility and/or quality of health services can hamper survival. Exploration and analysis of [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Binega
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Binega, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Leishmaniasis is one of the most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), caused by a parasite of the genus Leishmania which is transmitted through a sand-fly vector and mostly affects the poorest of the poor. It is characterized by physiological and clinical manifestations of lesions [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Bonginkosi Shabangu
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Bonginkosi Shabangu, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

BACKGROUND: The proposed study will characterise the genomes of multi-drug resistant hospital-acquired invasive Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) which overwhelmingly contributes to neonatal deaths, particularly in low-middle income countries (LMICs) where the burden of [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Ram Kumar Mahato
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Ram Kumar Mahato, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Nepal

Background Nepal has achieved and sustained elimination of leprosy as a public health problem since 2009, but 17 districts and 3 provinces have yet to eliminate the disease. Pediatric cases and grade-2 disabilities (G2D) indicate recent transmission and late diagnosis respectiv [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Bidhi Dhital
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Bidhi Dhital, Charak Memorial Hospital Pvt. Ltd, Nepal

Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is defined as acute onset of fever and a change in mental status (including symptoms such as confusion, disorientation, coma or inability to talk) and/or new onset of seizures (excluding simple febrile seizures) in a person of any age at any time [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Bouklata Nada
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Bouklata Nada, National Institut of Hygiene (INH), Morocco

Objectives: Development of pleural form of tuberculosis is still poorly understood, particularly in quite high-endemic countries like Morocco. Genotypic studies may help understanding the transmission routes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains in pleural TB patients. Materi [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Nataliia Liakhovska
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Nataliia Liakhovska, Poltava State Medical University, Ukraine

Many historical epidemics have been associated with natural or manmade disasters. Military events cause the spread of infections. This has been known for thousands of years. There are many scientific papers that emphasize the need for early action on the center of possible spread [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Janice de Grace L. Tulawie
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Janice de Grace L. Tulawie, San Lazaro Hospital, Philippines

Introduction: The main causative agent of Tetanus infection is the bacterium Clostridium tetani, a gram-positive, spore-former obligate anaerobic microorganism. It continues to be an important public health concern in developing countries like the Philippines, even though it is p [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Rushnol Jade Tupac
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Rushnol Jade Tupac, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Philippines

Introduction:  Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous fungal infection characterized by the presence of muriform cells commonly diagnosed among countries  in tropical and subtropical regions like Africa, Latin America, India, China, Japan, Malaysia and Austral [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Micaela J.San Diego
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Micaela J.San Diego, San Lazaro Hospital, Philippines

Introduction: Dengue fever is a significant cause of morbidity throughout the world caused by the dengue virus (DENV). Four antigenically different dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1,2,3, and 4) are known to cause infections in humans (Halsey,2012). Chances for developing dengue hem [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Wilma Cleo Yvonne Dapog
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Wilma Cleo Yvonne Dapog, Adventist Medical Center Manila, Philippines

Background: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) is a rare form of COVID-19 affecting multiple extrapulmonary organ systems without severe respiratory illness. It is primarily seen in children under 21 years of age but with similar but rare syndrome in adults that may require [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Bala Subramani Gattu Linga
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Bala Subramani Gattu Linga, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Short Introduction: Drug repurposing is an alternative avenue for identifying new drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB). Although TB can be cured with anti-tubercular drugs, the emergence of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculos [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Anu Shanthini
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Anu Shanthini, Madras Medical College, India

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Tuberculosis is known to mimic several condition, especially malignancy. Pulmonary TB can present with pulmonary infiltration with or without mediastinal lymphadenopathy. TB often gets misdiagnosed in the countries having low incidence of TB with high incidenc [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Rajaa Sulaiman Al Aamri
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Rajaa Sulaiman Al Aamri, Ministry of health, Oman

Aim of study: Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of invasive infection among neonates and infants worldwide, with two described syndromes, early onset GBS (EOGBS) disease and late onset GBS (LOGBS) disease. In our study, we investigated the incidence of invasive GBS [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Wanyana Mercy Wendy
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Wanyana Mercy Wendy, Uganda National Institute of Public Health, Uganda

Background: Contact tracing (CT) can support Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak control, but its effectiveness depends on rapid identification and regular, close monitoring of contacts. Ideally, all new cases should be previously-known contacts and spend minimal time ill in the c [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Georgios D. Theodorakopoulos
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Georgios D. Theodorakopoulos, BSc (c) RPod, MBA, MSc, BSc RN, PgCert, Greece

The last 2 years after breakout of Covid pandemic there have been reported and published skin integrity complications mostly in critical care departments covid infected patients. International literature highlights the spread per 57% of facial pressure ulcer development, as conse [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Isra Mufadal Abdulkareem
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Isra Mufadal Abdulkareem, Respiratory medical council, Sudan

Background:  Even though respiratory viruses are one of the most common triggers for asthma exacerbations, not all of these viruses affect patients equally. Objective: To assess the prevalence of covid19 infection in patients presented with acute exacerbation of asthma, C [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Zach Chan Yung Shen
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Zach Chan Yung Shen, National University, Singapore

Background: Monkeypox was declared as a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation. Most reported cases disproportionately involved, but were not limited to, men who have sex with men (MSM). Given the epidemiological risk of infection within the MSM community, this [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Bernsah Damian Lawong
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Bernsah Damian Lawong, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

Background: Nigeria accounts for 25% of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs) burden. The disease tends to impact negatively on wellbeing and productivity. Efforts via health expenditure for NTDs programme have not improved health outcomes. The study examines long-run relationship b [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Aboozar Soltani
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Aboozar Soltani, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Background: Insects always play an important role in the global ecosystem. Several hypotheses and studies were conducted emphasizing their role in transmitting or spreading the virus in the environment. Among insects, flies are the most common and anthropophilic insects in the w [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Eduardo Alba Mojares
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Eduardo Alba Mojares, Adventist Medical Center Manila, Philippines

Background: Mortality of tetanus infection is directly proportional to the severity of infection. Tetanus is a preventable yet very fatal disease due to its autonomic dysfunction, muscle spasms, and rigidity. Aggressive intervention is necessary in order to manage the Tetanus in [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Josh Nathan L. Ngai
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Josh Nathan L. Ngai, St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippines

Introduction: Febrile neutropenia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children with hematologic malignancies. It presents as a serious, potentially fatal condition complicating cancer treatment associated with significant morbidity and mortality. To date, established n [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Uzma Saqib
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Uzma Saqib, DAVV academic University, India

Toll/interleukin-1 like receptors (TLRs) are membrane-spanning proteins crucially involved in innate immunity. On activation, the cytoplasmic toll/interleukin-1 receptor (TIR) domains of these receptors undergo homo- or heterodimerization. Brucella sp. are bacterial pathogens tha [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Devanshi Sharma
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Devanshi Sharma, Hamdard Institute of Medical Science and Research, India

Background: CoNS, a major commensal of skin, now a notable cause of nosocomial infections, especially in patients undergoing surgical procedures. In previous decades, the β-lactams, most efficient weapons to control CoNS infection, have now blunted progressively. CoNS have [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Shahnaz Alman
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Shahnaz Alman, Tabba Heart Institute, Pakistan

Attitude and Hesitancy toward COVID-19 vaccine in a Pakistani population 2021 Objective: The objective of this study was to find out how the people show their attitude toward vaccine against COVID-19 in a Pakistani Population. Materials and methods: Retrospective coho [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Nidhal Al Harrasi
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Nidhal Al Harrasi, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Oman

Background: Acute meningitis is an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the brain, commonly caused by viruses and bacteria. The typical clinical manifestations of acute meningitis include fever, headache, neck stiffness and change in mental status 5,8. The diagnosis is made by [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Juanita Leon
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Juanita Leon, Cancer Research and Treatment Center Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo, Colombia

Invasive mycoses are linked to higher mortality and morbidity (1). Most of these infections are hospital acquired, frequent in intensive care units and account approximately for 15% of healthcare related infections (1, 2). The aim of this paper is to analyse available data on hea [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Jairo Cardenas
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Jairo Cardenas, Hospital Regional de Moniquira, Colombia

Introduction: Moniquira is a small town in Colombia, with 20,800 inhabitants. The main economic activity is agriculture. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease related with contaminated water, animals, and poverty. The aim of this paper is to describe the clinical course of the dise [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Viacheslav Viktorovich Sushko
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Viacheslav Viktorovich Sushko, National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Ukraine

Introduction In Odessa, the police detained three people who thought they were sick COVID-19 and tried to infect others intentionally spit on the front door handles, on the handles of cars parked near shops, on the railing in the entrances of multi-storey buildings.  This w [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Ivelina Trifonova Trionova
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Ivelina Trifonova Trionova, National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Bulgaria

After a period of two seasons of absence (2020/2021) or low prevalence (2021/2022) of influenza viruses, the 2022-2023 season was characterized by high influenza activity in Bulgaria. The objectives of this study were to analyze the pattern of influenza virus circulation with res [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Yarmuhamedova Nargiza
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Yarmuhamedova Nargiza, Samarkand State Medical University, Uzbekistan

The problems of infections transmitted by sucking a tick are due to the expansion of the distribution area of ticks and an increase in the incidence of tick-borne infections. Farm animals that make up the agrobiodiversity of Uzbekistan are at risk of disease with numerous pathoge [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Jernell Robert D. Malixi
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Jernell Robert D. Malixi, Philippine Medical Association, Philippines

Background: Hospital Acquired Pneumonia is an important public health concern. Even with the advent of new anti-bacterials, there is an increasing prevalence of anti-microbial resistance worldwide. In particular, Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia can increase mortality risk in patie [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Harshavardhini Kommavarapu
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Harshavardhini Kommavarapu, International Medical Graduate, India

Introduction: Tularemia is an uncommon disease. An average of 173 cases per year were reported in the US for the past 20 years.(1) A low minimal-infective-dose, high rate of dissemination and the possible mortality make tularemia a potential weapon for bioterrorism.(2) This repo [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Surega D
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Surega D, Madras medical college, India

BACKGROUND: Nasal cavity tuberculosis is rare, but it can be caused by either a pulmonary disease or retrograde involvement of the nose by lupus vulgaris of the facial skin. Here  we are going to present a rare case of nasal cavity tuberculosis. PRESENTATION AND MANAGE [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Hamoud Salem Aledhi Alrashidi
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Hamoud Salem Aledhi Alrashidi, King Salman Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Background In December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first became identified in the market places of Wuhan, China. The first incidence of COVID-19 was identified in Saudi Arabia on March 2, 2020, and then within a month, the total number of reported instances ha [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Armin Mehmedovic
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Armin Mehmedovic, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Croatia (Hrvatska)

Purpose: To evaluate the value of modified Brixia scoring system in predicting mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Methods and materials: An observational retrospective pilot study included 292 patients (178 male and 114 female) with PCR-confirmed COVID-19 infection h [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Seyyed Mohammad Amin Mousavi Sagharchi
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Seyyed Mohammad Amin Mousavi Sagharchi, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Introduction: Protozoa are unicellular and eukaryotic microorganisms. Despite the simple cellular structure, it can destroy the hosts bodies during its parasitic life, especially when this life contain symbiosis with one or more other microorganisms. Protozoa have received less a [....] » Read More

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