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8th International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses

The 8th International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses in Kansas follows seven successful conferences, each of which provided an interdisciplinary forum for physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, immunologists, virologists, microbiologists, public health experts and others concerned with the ever increasing problems associated with the transmission of infectious diseases from animals to humans and the economic impact of transboundary diseases. Events in the last years have shown us that we remain vulnerable to sudden outbreaks of previously unknown or forgotten zoonotic pathogens as well as to contamination of the food chain. Since we met in Berlin, Germany in October 2014, we witnessed the continuation of the first Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the spread of MERS-coronavirus in the Arabian peninsula. We further experienced the explosive spread of Zika virus in South America which seems associated with teratogenic effects. In addition, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses continue to emerge throughout the world and for the first time, were found in North America over the past months. There is a significantly raised awareness that zoonoses and transboundary diseases threaten both human and animal health. Therefore, research and policy must focus on a “One Health” perspective in local, national, and international environments. We encourage you to join us in Manhattan, Kansas, the future site of the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF), to benefit from a stimulating and challenging scientific program and to experience the rich history and beautiful landscapes found in the heart of the US. Speakers: Heinz Feldmann USA, Jürgen A. Richt USA

Date & Time

Weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

May 07, 2017 through May 10, 2017

6:00PM - 8:00PM