This training is organized by the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, of the University of Padua, is intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, and is composed of 4 lessons.
The first will be addressed to definition and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, the second will be addressed to the epidemiological chain, the third to clinical and socio-economic implications of infectious disease. The final lesson will be focused on prevention strategies for disease control, with a special attention to the Role of Public Health.
Infectious diseases are disorders that are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites that can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another.
In some cases, infection in humans is a consequence of exposure to an infected animal that harbors a pathogenic organism capable of infecting humans.