Virus infections, blood clots and bleeding
What do Ebola, Dengue Fever, Lassa Fever, or other hemorrhagic fevers, that often inspire Hollywood productions, have in common with respiratory viruses, such as influenza or Sars-Cov2?
Universal flu vaccines – soon a reality?
How close are we to a universal flu vaccine? Are universal corona vaccines attainable? What are some of the main challenges facing scientists in their quest to develop these vaccines?
How does a virus cause disease after transmission?
In this fascinating episode pathomechanism is explained and we learn how recent research has shown that acute virus infections may cause long-term health impairments. Even mild flu during pregnancy can affect susceptibility to disease in offspring.
Respiratory tract infections in children - our paediatrician's insight and bold vision for the future
Her passion, love and interest to care for children is evident in this personal account by Paula Tähtinen, Clinical Lecturer, Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine / Adjunct Professor, University of Turku, Finland and ESWI Board Member.
A geriatrician's insight into reducing the burden of disease in older adults
Who is at an increased risk of adverse effects from an RSV infection? What is the burden of disease and what should be done to alleviate the risk and increase awareness?
Spotlight on the burden of flu for people living with diabetes
Why are people with diabetes more at risk from flu? What are the options for reducing the risk? What are the challenges and solutions to increase awareness across health care professionals, researchers and patients themselves?
Walk the talk on immunisation
With a wealth of experience, Professor of Epidemiology and former Minister of Health, ESWI Board Member Roman Prymula gives a personal testimony of the COVID-19 pandemic and the different perspectives of politics vs science when it comes to health policy.
Using mathematical modelling to predict virus evolution and inform pandemic response
The dynamic interplay between epidemiological research, virus evolution, and mathematical modelling is skilfully described by Dr Colin Russell, Professor of Applied Evolutionary Biology and ESWI Board Member.