(EPI 2408) Surveillance and Forecasting of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Stephen S. Morse, PhD, Columbia University Professor of Epidemiology and Director, USAID PREDICT, discusses global capacity to monitor diseases at the animal-human interface and develop a risk-based approach to concentrate these efforts in surveillance, prevention, and response at the most critical points for disease emergence from wildlife. He asserts that in order to predict, respond to, and prevent the emergence of novel infectious diseases in humans, pathogens must be identified at their source. His presentation addresses ways in which explosive human population growth and environmental changes have resulted in increased numbers of people living in close contact with animals. Unfortunately, according to Dr. Morse, the resulting increase in contact, together with changes in land use, has altered the inherent ecological balance between pathogens and their human and animal hosts.
The purpose of this course is to:
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities:
Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (CDC):
At the end of this course, you will be able to: