Community Education

Zoonosis

May 20, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Desmond Campus

Those caring for animals, pet owners, hunters, and those contemplating ownership of exotic animals will find this seminar interesting and informative. Zoonosis is an animal infection that is transmitted to humans. This two hour non-technical seminar is a broad look at one of the most pressing contemporary medical issues of our day. Class content will include an overview of zoonotic infectious diseases and defining what are viruses and bacteria. The course will also look at zoonotic epidemics in the past, like the Spanish flu of 1918 that killed 50 million people and the plague of 1347 that killed 30% of Europe’s population, as well as the more contemporary diseases of SARS, HIV, Lyme, and Hendra.

Instructor: J. Albarino
Fee: $25

Register online: https://my.msmc.edu/secure/commedregistration/

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