The infection and immunity annual symposium 2021: Emerging zoonoses
17 November 2021 1.30-5.45pm
Keynotes: Dr Kathryn Allan (University of Glasgow), Prof Eric Fevre (University of Liverpool), Prof Leah Cowan (University of Toronto)
Hosted by the Bristol Infection and Immunity Research Network
Zoonoses are diseases and infections naturally transmitted between people and vertebrate animals. There are three classes of zoonosis:
endemic zoonoses which are present in many places and affect many people and animals
epidemic zoonoses which are sporadic in temporal and spatial distribution
emerging and re-emerging zoonoses which are newly appearing in a population or have existed previously but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographical range, such as Rift Valley fever, SARS, and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
It is estimated that, globally, about one billion cases of illness and millions of death occur every year from zoonoses. Some 60% of emerging infectious diseases that are reported globally are zoonoses; over 30 new human pathogens have been detected in the last three decades, 75% of which have originated in animals.
Join the Infection and Immunity Research Network for this half-day event which will explore this topic, on a local and global scale, in more detail.