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Monday, 19 September 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mezzanine level, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
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Ms Aimee Parker
07 3346 1467
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Join Dr Federico Costa and a panel of leading veterinary experts as they discuss 'Emerging Infectious Diseases a rich vs poor nation problem?' and a 'One Health' approach to veterinary practice.

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) involve agents new to our understanding or that have recently become prevalent in a new geographic area or population. EIDs can emerge anywhere in the world, including in Australia (e.g. Hendra virus). Managing EIDs involves rapid identification and use of biosecurity and treatment procedures to limit spread and impact. Prevention of EIDs involves extensive research to understand factors involved in emergence and dissemination. This must be done using a One Health framework, i.e. combining medical, veterinary and ecological health science perspectives. Such prevention and management strategies require extensive resourcing, as well as critical infrastructure and technical capacity. Risk mapping suggests that areas where EIDs are most likely to emerge correspond to nations with the least ability to manage risk. Yet EIDs typically represent global threats to all nations. This panel discussion will explore these challenges and try to reconcile how developed and developing nations can best work together to mitigate EID risk.

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