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Past Webinars

The Current Situation with MERS in the Middle East-

During this webinar, participants will learn the Current status of MERS Corona virus in the Middle East, including the modes of transmission, known reservoirs and methods of prevention in humans and animals.

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What has Toxoplasma in Sea Otters Taught Us about the Flow of Pathogens from Land to Sea? (February 6, 2018)-

During this webinar, participants will learn about the biology and transmission of Toxoplasma gondii, the importance of the oocyst stage of the parasite, and the routes through which sea otters become infected.

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The Changing Distribution of Ticks and Tick-borne Infections (December 7, 2017)-

This presentation discusses changes in the distributions of ticks and tickborne infections in North America and recommended strategies to limit transmission of tickborne disease. 

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Understanding the Ecology of Emerging Zoonoses (November 2, 2017)-

This presentation discusses how diseases emerge and describes the types of human behaviors that increase exposure to zoonotic viruses.  It also explains viral diversity and how spillover occurs.  The presentation includes efforts currently underway to enhance the global community’s capacity to detect and respond to the emergence of novel zoonoses.

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The Confluence of Science, Policy and Politics and the Multisectoral Approach to Zoonotic Disease (June 15, 2017)-

This webianar discusses how specific examples of zoonotic disease responses have highlighted the contributions of science, policy, and politics in successful and some not so successful outcomes.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to best use science to influence decision making and policy development in their organizations.  They will also learn to identify where outside influences may alter decision-making or policy development.  Through examples of zoonotic disease response, they will learn the importance of actively choosing how to apply science effectively.

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Honey Bees: A New Species for Veterinarians? (March 23, 2017)-

This presentation explains the VCPR as it applies to apiaries, beekeepers and veterinarians.  It describes the common bacterial infections of honeybees and the use of antibiotics with respect to these diseases.  It also provides an overview of bee biology and behavior, a basic understanding on the operation of an apiary, production of honey, and a basic introduction to beekeeping activities.

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Advancing the One Health Concept through Collaborations that Connect, Create and Educate (November 17, 2016)-

During this presentation, participants will learn about several arenas of One Health, discuss the critical need for and process of connecting the many passionate stakeholders around the world, and share an update on efforts across the U.S. and beyond to make One Health ways of thinking the ‘default way of doing business.

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Predicting & Mapping Vector-borne Diseases (September 1, 2016)-

Upon completion of this presentation participants will be able to describe factors associated with disease mapping.  They should be able to discuss what goes into defining factors that aid in mapping trends in biological and disease systems, and explain the rudiments of mapping as it relates to spatial smooth and making inferences across boundaries for punctate data.  They will be provided examples of how mapping and forecasting might be used to manage, plan or assess disease mitigation programs.  Finally, they will learn how companion animal disease surveillance can play a major part in a one health program of disease monitoring and prevention.

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Drivers of Infectious Diseases: Connections Matter (May 12, 2016)-

This presentation will identify the key drivers of zoonotic infectious disease emergence and describe approaches to identifying risk factors for zoonotic diseases.  It will also describe the difference between disease occurrence mapping and correlation-based disease risk mapping.

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Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Food Animals Threaten Global Food Security (May 28, 2015)-

This presentation reviews recent examples of emerging diseases in food animals and discusses reasons for their emergence and dissemination.  It suggests reasons for the increasing rate of emergence of food animal diseases and the implications of these diseases on public health and food security.  Challenges in the control of zoonotic and non-zoonotic food animal diseases are described, and infrastructure changes needed to improve prevention and control of food animal diseases are listed.

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The Raw Milk Movement (November 19, 2014)-

After this webinar, viewers should be able to describe how raw milk is regulated in the US and list social drivers behind the increasing demand for raw milk and raw milk products in the US.  They should also be able to describe how common enteric pathogens are transmitted through raw milk consumption and their associated sequelae.  Viewers will also become familiar with the specific risks raw milk consumption poses to children.

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Hantavirus: Little Mice, Big Trouble (April 4, 2013)-

At the conclusion of this presentation participants should be able to describe basic facts about the ecology of hantavirus.  They should also have an understanding of how hantavirus is transmitted to humans and what the risk factors are.   They should also understand the clinical signs of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in people and some of the control methods used to prevent hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

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Leptospirosis in the Pacific Northwest (February 26, 2013)-

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to describe the evidence for re-emergence of leptospirosis in the Pacific Northwest and the demographics of dogs that are at risk for leptospirosis in this region.  They should be able to discuss factors that contribute to the difficulty in diagnosing leptospirosis.  They should also be able to compare and contrast current and past evidence of risks for infection in dogs and humans, risks and benefits of vaccination of dogs and risks for adverse vaccine events.

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