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Infection and Immunity

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infectious diseases affect more than 300 million people a year and are responsible for about 17 million deaths a year. Infectious diseases are the third leading cause of death in developed countries.

An increasing number of infectious strains are becoming resistant to antiviral drugs and antibiotics. The re-emergence of infectious diseases that were thought to be under control, such as tuberculosis, is another challenge in the fight against these diseases.

A better understanding of the immune system and how infectious agents interact with it will help identify new ways to prevent and control these diseases. Our research teams are also working to reduce the emergence of new infectious diseases related to human and animal activities.

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