5106.0 The Role of Environment in Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 12:30 PM
Weather and temperature extremes associated with global climate change, widespread international travel activity, the changing distribution of vector habitat, and the importance of various transmission factors have been raised as concerns that influence the emergence or re-emergence of infectious disease outbreaks in specific areas. The presentations in this session will describe various aspects of these challenges including information and key factors for prediction and control in Europe and the United States. Specific diseases to be discussed will include influenza, malaria, and human West Nile virus. Strategies to control vectors of disease, such as mosquito populations, and insect infestations, specifically bed bugs, will be described. The goals of a new agency in the European Union with a mandate to prevent and control communicable disease transmission in Europe will be described. Modeling results pointing to important determinants in disease transmission will be presented, as will as key strategies for insect control by local agencies.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe factors that influence the emergence or re-emergence of infectious disease. 2. Articulate recommended approaches to prevent disease transmission or to control disease vector or insect pest populations.

12:45 PM
Environmental Control of Transmissible Emerging Infections
James S. Koopman, MD, MPH, Joseph Neil Eisenberg and Josep Maria Pujol

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Statistics, Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology

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

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