Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Role of Hospital and Public Health Laboratories

Presentation Date: Tue, 11 August, 2015
Presenter(s): Colleen S. Kraft

Registration: https://www.pathlms.com/asm/courses/3860

The incidence and spread of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases has increased in recent decades due to population growth, urbanization and global travel. Pathogens such as Ebola virus, MERS coronavirus, enterovirus D-68, dengue and chikungunya viruses, and measles and mumps viruses, to name a few, are a major public health problem and the capacity for early, rapid, and accurate detection is challenging. Hospital and public health laboratories play an extremely important supportive role and are at the frontlines in providing a framework and infrastructure for the accurate and timely diagnosis of these infectious agents.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how emerging infectious diseases occur and are transmitted
  2. Describe the role that the hospital has in detection of these emerging threats
  3. Explain recent specific examples of the interaction between hospital and public health laboratories in response to emerging infections.

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This course is available as a webcast which can be viewed on demand until October 31, 2017.

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Each presentation is approved for one (1) P.A.C.E.® credit. CE credits can only be claimed by the purchaser. ASM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. All sessions are recognized by the California and Florida Departments of Health and qualify for California and Florida CE credit toward license renewal.

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