For the past 15 years, a new infectious disease has been discovered nearly every year, with an outbreak reported on nearly every continent. These threats of pandemic diseases, food-borne illnesses, climate change, and global trade and transit underscore the importance of addressing the complexity of infectious diseases and public health preparedness. It requires more than collaboration.
The Today Show recently aired a segment in their “Today Fights the Flu” series highlighting the influenza surveillance work led by Dr. Andrew Bowman, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Bowman and his team sample pigs across 100 agricultural fairs every year to investigate the ecology and epidemiology of influenza at the human-swine interface.
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