3365.0 Emerging Infections: perspectives on zoonotic diseases in the near past and on the horizon

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 PM
The 1992Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States" defined emerging infections as new, remerging, or drug-resistant infections whose occurence in humans has increased within the past 2 decades, or whose incidence will likely increase in the near future. The contemporary literature indentifies that the majority of emerging infections are zoonotic. Veterinary Public Health activities associated with the recognition of new and reemerging infections plus the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Recognize the preponderance of zoonoses among emerging infections. 2. Describe challenges associated with the prevention and control of emerging infections. 3. List five zoonotic emerging infections of great concern to Public Health officials.
James E. Dale, DVM, MPH, MBA

2:30 PM
Analysis of pathways for release of Rift Valley fever virus into domestic ruminant livestock, wild ruminants, and people in the continental United States
Thomas R. Kasari, DVM, DACVPM, Deborah A. Carr, DVM, MPH, Tracey V. Lynn, DVM, MS, DACVPM and J. Todd Weaver, DVM, DACVPM
2:45 PM
Zoonoses and Public Health
Mary E. Torrence, DVM, PhD, DACVPM
3:00 PM
Cost Effectiveness of Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis
Praveen Dhankhar, PhD, Sagar A. Vaidya, MD, Daniel B. Fishbein, MD and Martin I. Meltzer, PhD
3:15 PM
Should Oklahoma be concerned about parasitic zoonoses?
Jean M. Thompson, MPH, Lauri Smithee, MES, MS, PhD and H.éL.ène Carabin, DVM, PhD

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Organized by: Veterinary Public Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing