One-hour archived satellite broadcast/webcast. Stephen S. Morse, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, discusses the fact that avian flu is the most prominent zoonotic infection that threatens the public’s health today. Recent decades have seen the emergence of many new infectious diseases in humans, and the continued expansion of the worldwide human population into the surrounding environment, combined with ever increasing globalization, ensures that we will see many other infections emerge in the coming years.
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc). Public health and health care professionals concerned with emerging infections, zoonoses, bioterrorism, emergency preparedness, epidemiology, communicable disease control, surveillance, and vaccine production, working at the local, state, and national level.