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Emerging Microbial Threats at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface

American Society for Microbiology via YouTube


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This course explores the challenges posed by emerging infections at the human-animal-ecosystem interface. The learning outcomes include understanding factors contributing to disease emergence, recognizing routes of transmission of infectious agents, and identifying opportunities to prevent and respond to zoonotic diseases. The course teaches about microbial adaptation, poverty's role in disease emergence, and the stages of cross-species transmission. The teaching method is a lecture reviewing examples of disease emergence and current efforts to address the challenge. The intended audience includes microbiologists, physicians, veterinarians, and public health professionals.


Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases
Factors Contributing to the Emergence of Infectious Diseases
Routes of Transmission of Infectious Agents
Number and Location of Megacities* by Setting and Year, 1950-2025
International Travel and Commerce Global Aviation Network
Microbial Adaptation
Poverty and Social Inequality
Carlo Urbani President of the Italian Chapter of Doctors without Borders
Public Health Surveillance
Stages of Cross Species Transmission
Prediction Considerations
Opportunities to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to the Emergence and Transmission of Zoonotic Diseases

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American Society for Microbiology


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