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Climate Change and Zoonoses: Overview

July 12, 2016

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Program Description:
This presentation provides an introduction and overview of climate change and zoonotic diseases, the potential impact of climate change on human and non-human animal health, vulnerable populations, and activities to address the risk including the One Health approach, mitigation, and adaption. Areas of discussion include humans, non-human domestic animals, wildlife, and the environment. Risks are summarized world-wide. Numerous links to additional information are included. Millicent Eidson, MA, DVM, DACVPM (Epidemiology) is a Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the University at Albany School of Public Health. She has served with the New Mexico and New York departments of health as a Research Scientist, State Public Health Veterinarian, State Environmental Epidemiologist, and Acting State Epidemiologist. Dr. Eidson received her research training at the University of Colorado (M.A., Social Psychology) and Colorado State University (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), including post-graduate coursework at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Johns Hopkins University. She began her public health career as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Eidson has been a leader in zoonotic and non-zoonotic public health research, including numerous publications on plague, rabies, West Nile virus, and climate change. She currently serves as the co-Past President of the American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians (AAFSPHV).

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. To learn basic concepts related to climate change as a prerequisite for examining potential associated human and non-human animal health risks.
  2. To understand overall issues related to climate change and zoonotic diseases.
  3. To identify diverse sources of more detailed information about climate change and health.

Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).

These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 5 U90 TP224249-05. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

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