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Updates on Influenza and SARS in 2005

November 8, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeff Duchin, MD, and John Kobayashi, MD, feature the public health challenges associated with both SARS and influenza.

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 webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Jeff Duchin, MD, and John Kobayashi, MD, feature the public health challenges associated with both SARS and influenza. They also discuss new and important updates, including the risk of pandemic influenza and how public health professionals should be preparing for this public health threat. They also highlight the implications for preparedness and response, including public information, surveillance, isolation, and quarantine.

Air date: November 8, 2005

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the latest developments about Influenza and SARS
  • List changes in public health planning and response that result from these developments
  • Identify potential challenges to a public heath response to Influenza

Intended Audience

Audience; Public health professionals, especially public health nurses and epidemiologists; Health care providers

Slides

Quick Facts

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

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Jeffrey S. Duchin, MD, is Chief, Communicable Disease Control, Epidemiology and Immunization Section, Public Health - Seattle & King County. He also holds appointments at the University of Washington in the School of Medicine and in the School of Public Health.

John M. Kobayashi, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Kobayashi previously served as the State Epidemiologist for the Washington State Department of Health. He is presently a foreign advisor with the Field Epidemiology Training Program in Japan.

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