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Globally Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
This seminar will target and present globally significant zoonotic diseases (e.g. influenza, plague, rabies, leptosirosis, etc.) in the context of animal, human, and environmental health—"One Health." We will examine etiology, pathology, disease transmission patterns, demographic/social/economic impacts, and control strategies. Lectures and background reading by leading experts in the fields of microbiology, animal and human health, and ecology will provide a platform for your learning, which will be further reinforced (and challenged) via lively classroom discussions. In addition to classroom participation, you will be expected to complete a classroom presentation, essay, and comprehensive final examination.