FluScape: Symposium on the Dynamics of Influenza Infection and Immunity
Co-organized by investigators of FluScape and the School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the “Symposium on the Dynamics of Influenza Infection and Immunity” held on 18 October 2017 in Hong Kong gathered cohort members to share their research findings and exchange research ideas.
Established during the 2009 influenza pandemic, the FluScape cohort aims to characterize the immunological landscape of human influenza in households, towns and cities in Southern China. Since then, collaborators from the seven participating international institutions have published about ten papers in major peer-reviewed journals, with the two most recent ones at the beginning of this year:
“The impact of stratified immunity on the transmission dynamics of influenza” (Epidemics. 2017 Sep;20:84-93. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2017.03.003. Epub 2017 Mar 12)
“Relative incidence and individual-level severity of seasonal influenza A H3N2 compared with 2009 pandemic H1N1” (BMC Infect Dis. 2017 May 11;17(1):337. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2432-7)
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof Kin On Kwok from our School of Public Health and Primary Care.