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Zoonoses: Infectious Diseases We Share with Animals

Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27
9-11 a.m.
Johnson County Extension and Outreach Building
3109 Old Highway 218 S., Iowa City
Registration Deadline: August 30
Class Limit: 64

What do mad cow, Ebola, swine flu, and leprosy all have in common? They are among the 200 infections we share with other animals. Indeed, 60 percent of infectious diseases and 75 percent of emerging diseases are zoonoses. We will cover risks of contracting diseases from your pets, your food, the outdoors, and foreign travel. We will also discuss the science-based evidence on transmission and prevention to help us make informed health decisions.

INSTRUCTORS: Kelley J. Donham holds degrees in preventive medicine and veterinary medicine. He is professor emeritus of public health and helped found the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, a collaboration between the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Regents Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine. Christine Petersen is associate professor of public health and director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586.

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