8th International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses: Manhattan, Kansas, USA, 7-10 May 2017
8th International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses

8th International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses

Manhattan, Kansas, USA
7-10 May 2017

The 8th International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses in Kansas follows seven successful conferences, each of which provided an interdisciplinary forum for physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, immunologists, virologists, microbiologists, public health experts and others concerned with the ever increasing problems associated with the transmission of infectious diseases from animals to humans and the economic impact of transboundary diseases.
Events in the last years have shown us that we remain vulnerable to sudden outbreaks of previously unknown or forgotten zoonotic pathogens as well as to contamination of the food chain. Since we met in Berlin, Germany in October 2014, we witnessed the continuation of the first Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the spread of MERS-coronavirus in the Arabian peninsula. We further experienced the explosive spread of Zika virus in South America which seems associated with teratogenic effects. In addition, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses continue to emerge throughout the world and for the first time, were found in North America over the past months. There is a significantly raised awareness that zoonoses and transboundary diseases threaten both human and animal health. Therefore, research and policy must focus on a “One Health” perspective in local, national, and international environments.

Starting from: USD 600

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Speakers: Heinz Feldmann USA, Jürgen A. Richt USA

Organizer: Target Conferences 
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