Speaker: Christine Rollier, Oxford Department of Paediatrics
Abstract: Plague is a highly contagious and virulent infectious disease transmitted to humans by flea bites. Since the 1990s, the number of human plague cases has increased in 25 countries, and plague is now classified as a re-emerging infectious disease. I will discuss who is funding research into new plague vaccines, what sort of product is required and would be suited to the populations that need a vaccine, how the novel vaccine developed by the Oxford Vaccine group may address the challenges posed by plague now days.
About the Flash Talks Series:
Flash talks are 15-20 minute talks from St Cross members, taking place every Wednesday from 12:00. Guests are then invited to have lunch with the speaker in hall (lunch payable at usual prices). If you would like to give your own flash talk, you can apply here.