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CDC Webinar: Drivers of Infectious Diseases: Connections Matter
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Animal health represents an important factor in public health as zoonoses account for nearly two-thirds of human infectious diseases—the majority are from wild species. This is especially relevant given increasing pressures on our environment that are changing human contact with wildlife, resulting in the growing threat of disease emergence to our global and local public health and economies.

5/12/2016
When: Thursday, May 12, 2016
2:00 PM
Where: Online Webinar

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Drivers of Infectious Diseases: Connections Matter

Date:Thursday, May 12, 2016

Presenter(s)

William B. Karesh, DVM
Executive Vice President, Health & Policy
EcoHealth Alliance

Overview

Animal health represents an important factor in public health as zoonoses account for nearly two-thirds of human infectious diseases—the majority are from wild species. This is especially relevant given increasing pressures on our environment that are changing human contact with wildlife, resulting in the growing threat of disease emergence to our global and local public health and economies. Leading drivers of infectious disease emergence in humans from wildlife include anthropogenic pressures such as land use change, food production systems, and trade and travel. These complex drivers require broad and novel approaches to predict and prevent disease emergence. A multi-sectoral or One Health approach that considers the human-animal-environment links can promote synergies among public health, veterinary, and medical professions with other disciplines.

Objectives

  • Identify key drivers of zoonotic infectious disease emergence
  • Describe approaches to identifying risk factors for zoonotic diseases
  • Describe the difference between disease occurrence mapping and correlation-based disease risk mapping

Call Materials

Call Format

  • Audio conference call on 5/12/16: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
  • Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM EST on 5/12/16
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set

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