DR THOMAS JÄNISCH, PROJECT COORDINATOR OF ZIKALIIANCE, VISITED IMT

This project studies the impact of Zika infection in pregnant women and its association with CNS abnormalities in children

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Lima, November 16, 2018: Dr. Thomas Jänisch, coordinator of the clinical component of the ZIKAlliance collaborative project visited the IMT AvH from November 12-14, 2018. Dr. Jänisch was received by the principal investigators of the ZIKAlliance project in Peru, Dr. Eduardo Gotuzzo Herencia and Dr. Humberto Guerra Allison, as well as the project coordination team conformed by Dr. Michael Talledo and M.Sc. Francesca Falconi of the Virology Unit, and Drs. Rodrigo Cachay, Alvaro Schwalb and Juan Wong.

During his visit, Dr. Jänisch held meetings with authorities of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, conducted a tour in the facilities of the IMT AvH and LID-FCF, and gave the conferences "Good Clinical Practices" and "Presentation of the ZIKAlliance International Cohort and objectives for Peru”.

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ZIKAlliance Project

The ZIKAlliance project is a multinational and multidisciplinary consortium composed of 54 collaborators around the world, coordinated by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research of France (Insern) and funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. The project investigates clinical, epidemiological, basic science and social aspects of Zika virus infection. In particular, it aims to study the effect of Zika virus infection in pregnant women and the association of this virus with central nervous system abnormalities in children. This is being studied through a large multicenter cohort study in more than 10 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Peru.

Dr. Thomas Jänisch, World Package 1 leader, ZIKAlliance proyect: https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Thomas-Jaenisch.142680.0.html?&L=1

Offcial website ZIKAlliance project: https://zikalliance.tghn.org/

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