The Infection and Immunity Annual Symposium 2021: Emerging Zoonoses

When:
14/11/2021 all-day
2021-11-14T00:00:00+01:00
2021-11-15T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Online event (limited in-person places)
Contact:
Bristol Infection and Immunity Research Network
The Infection and Immunity Annual Symposium 2021: Emerging Zoonoses @ Online event (limited in-person places)

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.