Bioterrorism Preparedness: Factors for the Emergence/Reemergence of Infectious Diseases
The emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases poses new challenges to the public health community. We have witnessed emergence of new infections such as SARS and an increase in the incidence of infections such as tuberculosis during the last decade. Understanding the factors associated with the emergence and reemergence of infectious disease is central for designing prevention and control strategies.
This course is an introduction to the factors responsible for emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Also, the course will introduce major new infections and infections with increased incidence in the past decade.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Identify factors that contribute to the emergence and reemergence of infectious disease
- Describe the mechanisms of the development of antimicrobial resistance
- Illustrate how environmental and ecological factors influence infectious diseases
- Describe transmission dynamics of infectious diseases
Sten Vermund, MD, PhD
Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham
- 6.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 6.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Bioterrorism Preparedness: Factors for the Emergence/Reemergence of Infectious Diseases
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