Viruses contribute significantly to the global burden of infectious diseases. Most of the diseases are mild, but viruses may cause severe diseases in susceptible individuals, such as the mal-nourished, immuno-compromised, the very old and the very young.
Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-KSA
Eman Kamel Aldigs is a professor of Microbiology at King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She received her PhD in Microbiology/Virology from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2006. In addition to teaching at Faculty of Medicine, she is actively participating in international meetings relating to research and education and was an invited honor speaker in several conferences and symposiums. She is the First Saudi female inventor to hold two patents, one for a “Bio-product for elimination of Staphylococcus aureus” in 2006 and the other for “e.brush” invention in 2010. She has been awarded with a number of national and international prestigious awards for her Academic, Education and Research Excellence. She can be contacted at: [email protected]