Germ Warfare – the balancing game between Humans, Pathogens, and Environment – Exhibition (de)Tour by Olivio Miotto

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Germ Warfare – the balancing game between Humans, Pathogens, and Environment – Exhibition (de)Tour by Olivio Miotto

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4 Feb 2020, Tue 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

By Olivo Miotto, Associate Professor, University of Oxford, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok

Humans are engaged in a constant battle against infectious diseases. The weapons used by microbes are different from those we employ, but very effective at frustrating our efforts to control and eliminate disease. For example, malaria parasites can rapidly develop mutations that make treatments less effective; the more people use antimalarial drugs, the more dramatic the response from the parasites. The battlefield also plays a decisive role: for pathogens like dengue or malaria, which are transmitted by insects, changes in the environment that affect natural habitats make a profound difference. Can humanity create a disease-free future while protecting the environment?

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2020-02-04

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English

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Germ Warfare – the balancing game between Humans, Pathogens, and Environment – Exhibition (de)Tour by Olivio Miotto

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“Germ Warfare – the balancing game between Humans, Pathogens, and Environment – Exhibition (de)Tour by Olivio Miotto,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2955.