19 October-30 November 2020
The 51st Union World Conference On Lung Health
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SS4-What can we do to mitigate zoonotic infection risk?
event_note Saturday, 24 Oct 2020
query_builder 12:30 - 13:50 | Event time (GMT+1)
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SS4-What can we do to mitigate zoonotic infection risk?
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Over just the last 10 years, we have experienced zoonotic disease outbreaks that have had, and are still having, a considerable impact on both animal and human populations. As we are becoming more adept at understanding how to contain and combat disease spread, we recognise that prevention and mitigation starts with animals. Amidst an outbreak it is often human vaccines that seem like the logical area of focus for control yet, ultimately, animal vaccines can be as effective and, in the case of rabies, more effective at slowing the spread. Thus, scientists from the worlds of animal, human and environmental health are beginning to work together more to share knowledge so we can better understand infectious diseases and how they jump from animals to humans. More than 60% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, so keeping animals in good health can be our first line of defence in helping keep outbreaks under control.

12:30 - 12:35: Session introduction


12:35 - 12:45: Zika in Brazil, edidemic spread, consequences for human health and the environment

Jose Eduardo Levi

12:45 - 12:55: SARS-CoV-2 in mink, experiences from the field

Robert Jan Molenaar

12:55 - 13:05: Successful Zika community control programmes in an endemic area

Marianyoly Ortiz

13:05 - 13:15: Community perspective

Timpiyian Leseni

13:15 - 13:45: Live Q&A and moderated discussion


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