Dr. Pritesh Lalwani discussed epidemiological and immunological surveillance of tropical diseases at i3S 

Dr. Pritesh Lalwani, gave a fascinating satellite seminar titled “Epidemiological and Immunological Surveillance of Infectious Disease in Amazonia” at the i3s on April 22nd. Dr. Lalwani, expert in epidemiology and immunology, delved into particular problems of monitoring and managing infectious diseases in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, the Amazonia. The Amazonia region is a melting pot of ecological richness, but also represents a hotspot for new infectious diseases, necessitating extensive surveillance and defensive interventions.

The seminar gave an overview of the epidemiological landscape of the Amazonia region, highlighting the prevalence of tropical diseases such as malaria, chikungunya, mayaro, dengue fever, Zika virus, and emerging threats like COVID-19. This seminar was a unique opportunity to discuss the methodology and translational research used in Amazonian epidemiology surveillance and possible future research projects in collaboration between Dr. Lalwani and i3S researchers.