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Issues in West Nile Virus Infection in 2004

June 3, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters provide an overview of the ecology and epidemiology of West Nile Virus (WNV) and new modes of transmission.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Mira J. Leslie, DVM, MPH, Jo Hofmann, MD, and James Murphy, BS, provide an overview of the ecology and epidemiology of West Nile Virus (WNV), the implications of newly recognized WNV-related syndromes for human surveillance and new modes of transmission. They also focus on lessons learned from Northwest states that have experienced significant number of cases - lessons about education and preparedness that can be applied to areas west of the Divide.

Air date: June 3, 2004

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify epidemiologic features of WNV
  • Participants will be able to describe a range of clinical and transmission characteristics of WNV
  • Participants will be able to list three specific activities that can be implemented at the local level to prepare for the emergence of WNV

Intended Audience

Public health professionals at the local and state levels, environmental health specialists, epidemiologists, and health care providers

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Mira J. Leslie, DVM, MPH is the State Public Health Veterinarian in Washington. She has more than ten years experience investigating vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, and developing collaborations on the the interface of human and animal health. Her international experience includes collaboration in vector-borne and zoonotic disease surveillance with the U.S./Mexico border program, and participation in the Global Polio Eradication program in India.

Jo Hofmann, MD, received her medical degree in 1988 from the University of Pennsylvania and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease, served as a Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer from 1993 to 1995 at the CDC. She has worked for local and state health departments in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Snohomish County, Washington. Dr. Hofmann has served as state epidemiologist for Washington since 2001, just before 9/11.

James Murphy, BS, is the Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Coordinator for the Montana State Health Department. Mr. Murphy has worked closely with Montana's 60 health agencies for the last 14 years to coordinate a variety of reporting and follow-up activities related to communicable diseases. He has a BS in secondary science education and extensive experience with CDC training in basic epidemiology principles.

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