About the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, NOC and other organizers are doing our best in close cooperation to prepare for IUMS 2020 Daejeon Korea adequately. The message of the chairman of NOC, Professor Sang-ki Rhee can be found at the link here. We heartily hope that this situation will be stabilized soonest and there will be no significant damage to it. Also requesting your support the hosting IUMS 2020 Daejeon, Korea for the development of microbiology in the world. The deadline for abstracts ad registration is now extended for two months.