On Mar. 19, Prof. Vincent Deubel, Director General of Institut Pasteur of Shanghai was invited to give a lecture on Avian Flu at Xinmin Science Café, a nice place for science knowledge and spirit popularization.
Prof. Deubel gave audience a panorama of avian flu: the structure of a virus, mechanisms of genetic variations of viruses, circulation of avian influenza in birds, transmission of avian influenza to humans, why some people were infected with avian flu, and some people not, how to prevent avian flu infection. Prof. Deubel also gave several suggestions to audience: hygiene behaviors and eating well cooked meats are very effective methods on personal prevention of influenza.
Dr. Anna Du from Sanofi-Pasteur was presenting and gave an introduction on influenza vaccines against seasonal flu and (pre)pandemic avian flu.