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6th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 24-26, 2024 | Paris, France

June 24 -26, 2024 | Paris, France
Infection 2024

Claudia Ferreira

Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences - Claudia Ferreira
Biophytis Sorbonne, France
Title : Will the Seine River water jeopardize the athletes' health during the sporting events of the 2024 Olympic Games in France


After describing the situation in which the athletes of the XXXIII Olympiad in France in 2024 from 26 July to 11 August, will find themselves namely, the city of Paris, the Seine River, the medical infrastructure, the past experience with SARS, and giving data on hygiene, pathogens in rivers, vectors (rats), and briefly presenting the Olympic and paralympic games and their medical organization, the risks to the athletes and parathletes, the authors present diseases that pose a real or potential risk to the competitors and others who will swim in the river.   They start with the transmission of pathogens and broach the following diseases with their mode of transmission, symptoms, and complications: (1) viral diseases, including enteric viruses, hepatitis A and E, the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, (2) bacterial diseases, starting with water disease outbreaks due enterococci, escherichia coli, salmonella, including leptospirosis with examples of outbreaks, escherichia coli O157, salmonellosis, shigellosis, campylobacter, enterococcus faecalis, and parasitic diseases including amebiasis from free amebas, ascariasis, giardiasis, trichuriasis, cryptosporidiosis, and balantidiasis. In conclusion, they provide recommendations regarding how to eliminate rats with maintenance measures and offer general considerations concerning global health.     The authors’ goal is to ensure that anyone who swims in the Seine River during the Olympic and paralympic games can do it as safely as possible vis a vis the risk of contracting an infectious or parasitic disease.


Claudia Ferreira, MD, PhD, graduated in medicine from the University of Cordoba in Argentina, followed by a fellowship from the Harvard AIDS Institute and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX, USA. Dr. Ferreira has dedicated the last 25 years of her career to the fields of infectious diseases, tropical diseases and gastroenterology. Dr. Ferreira was also a medical editor of a web portal related to community awareness for bio-terrorism after 9/11. Dr. Ferreira also worked as an investigator for the National Agency for AIDS Research, a branch of the National Center for Research Science, and for several pharmaceutical laboratories in France. She is the Medical Director of Biophytis Sorbonne.