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Sábado 22 de junio
08:00 a 12:00 hs.
Alta Gracia Hotel

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Aspergilosis y Criptococosis
Miércoles 19 de junio
20:00 hs

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Sábado 1 de junio 2024
08:00 a 12:00 hs
Salón Kristal del Savoy Hotel


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13 de abril 08:00 – 12:00 hs
Hotel Villarrica Palace

Vacunas: Preparándonos para el invierno

Jornada Científica
Jueves 4 de abril
20:00 hs.
Salón Auditorio FAPASA

Update: Resistencia Antimicrobiana

Miércoles 6 de marzo
20:00 hs.
Modalidad Virtual CANAL YOUTUBE SPI

CURSO – Sporotrichosis: Training for national and district-level health workers

In 2017, the WHO added sporotrichosis to the list of neglected tropical diseases. Sporotrichosis is a primarily cutaneous or lymphocutaneous disease that affects humans, cats, and other mammals. It is caused by fungi in the genus Sporothrix that are found worldwide in soil and plant matter. The primary mode of infection is by traumatic inoculation (e.g., pricks of rose thorns or other plant material on which the fungus is present), and cats can also transmit sporotrichosis directly to cats, humans, and other mammals. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical, as infections generally do not resolve without treatment and can lead to stigma and disability. Prevention methods, including the use of gloves, protective clothing and shoes when handling roses, hay, and sphagnum moss, have the potential to reduce infections. Treatment of sporotrichosis in cats can prevent transmission from animals to humans.

This course is intended to provide basic information for front-line health workers to recognize and treat sporotrichosis. The course will also present notes from the field to demonstrate how this fungal disease is managed in different parts of the world.

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