Event Title

Chikungunya, West Nile, And Zika, Oh My! Emerging Zoonotic Viruses and the Concept of One Health

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In the last 30 years we have identified an increased number of emerging infectious diseases in humans and it is estimated that 70 percent of those diseases are zoonotic, arising from animals. Historically, zoonoses most often arose from domestic animals, poultry and livestock. Increasingly these diseases are arising from wildlife species and spreading faster than in the past with recent examples including West Nile and Zika viruses as well as Chikungunya virus. In fact, the next human pandemic disease is predicted to be zoonotic and arising from wildlife. This talk will focus on zoonotic diseases and the many drivers behind their emergence, among them climate and habitat changes; a human population expanding into areas previously only habited by wildlife; and globalization, making rapid travel around the planet commonplace.

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Stewart 202

Start Date

11-6-2018 1:00 PM

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Nov 6th, 1:00 PM

Chikungunya, West Nile, And Zika, Oh My! Emerging Zoonotic Viruses and the Concept of One Health

Stewart 202

In the last 30 years we have identified an increased number of emerging infectious diseases in humans and it is estimated that 70 percent of those diseases are zoonotic, arising from animals. Historically, zoonoses most often arose from domestic animals, poultry and livestock. Increasingly these diseases are arising from wildlife species and spreading faster than in the past with recent examples including West Nile and Zika viruses as well as Chikungunya virus. In fact, the next human pandemic disease is predicted to be zoonotic and arising from wildlife. This talk will focus on zoonotic diseases and the many drivers behind their emergence, among them climate and habitat changes; a human population expanding into areas previously only habited by wildlife; and globalization, making rapid travel around the planet commonplace.