211309 Forecasting Human Health Risks Associated with Oyster Consumption

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 3:06 PM

D. Jay Grimes, PhD , Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS
Juli Trtanj, MES , Oceans and Human Health Initiative, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD
Several species of pathogenic bacteria occur naturally in coastal waters worldwide, some of which can cause disease outbreaks in humans at risk during specific environmental conditions. The pathogenic Vibrios are especially problematic and their incidence in human disease appears to be on the increase. In recent years, remotely sensed (RS) data, primarily data collected by satellites, have been used to predict the presence of many different microorganisms including the Vibrios in the ocean. This talk will focus on the usefulness of RS information to public health practitioners and managers in preventing human disease caused by the Vibrios, and provide an overview of current, regional ocean health-public health partnerships.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the usefulness of RS data to predict human health risks associated with oyster consumption

Keywords: Disease Prevention, Risk Mapping

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: The original author (Grimes) cannot attend the meeting because of Hurricane Ida and Trtanj is supporting and familiar with the work.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.