"Geopolitics of the mosquito" - Going further with our experts!
After exploring cotton, water and paper, Erik Orsenna, Ambassador of the Institut Pasteur, is tackling mosquitoes this time in his new book, Géopolitique du moustique. The opportunity to go further here with the researchers of the Pasteur Institute to understand the mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit, so-called "vectorial" diseases. And to discover some extracts from the book of our ambassador.
New weapons against bacteria
Pneumonia, bronchitis, otitis, meningitis, angina, urinary infections, panaris, septicemia ... very many infections are caused by bacteria. We have all been touched (and will still be ...). Our doctors then prescribed antibiotics. These reference "weapons" against bacteria have saved and still save millions of lives. But their use and abusive use in humans and animals has led to the emergence of bacteria resistant to these drugs.
Ebola 2013-2016, or how to deal with new epidemics ...
The Ebola epidemic, which hit West Africa in 2013-2016, recalled how the world is still exposed to the risk of infection. An international coalition of researchers, academics and public health professionals supported the response of the health authorities. A salutary and indispensable reaction to stem the outbreak that surprisingly appeared in West Africa, whereas the virus had hitherto only existed in Central Africa.