New and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Description: Jay M. Lieberman, MD discusses the emergence of diseases such as SARS, pandemic H1N1 influenza, West Nile virus, and chikungunya virus, our vulnerability to new and emerging infectious diseases, and our need to be ready to diagnose and deal with these threats to our health.
Learning objectives - at the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
• Describe how new and emerging infectious diseases can spread rapidly in today’s global society
• Recognize the important role animals can play in the emergence of new infectious diseases among humans
• Understand the important role diagnostic testing plays in identifying and controlling new infectious diseases
• Identify 4 infectious diseases that have emerged in the past 10 years