30 Nov 2011

Will Rift Valley fever be the next epizootic in Europe?

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Will Rift Valley fever be the next epizootic in Europe?


Photo from the seminar. Photo: Staffan Tamm.

A joint IEE/SLU/SVA seminar took place in lecture room KC2 in the animal hospital, SLU, on Friday 25th November.


13:00-13:45 Rift Valley fever: from the local to global concern. Lessons learnt from the 2007 outbreak in Sudan
Osama Ahmed Hassan, DVM, Epidemiologist
Public Health Institute- Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan and Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University, Sweden
13:45-14:00 Historical spread of Rift Valley Fever
Susanna Sternberg Lewerin, Assoc Prof, Dept of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health
14:00-14:20 Coffee / tea
14:20-14:40 Rift Valley fever virus transmission and infection mechanisms
Magnus Evander, PhD, Professor Virology, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Division of Virology, Umeå University
14:40-15:00 Medical countermeasures against Rift Valley fever
Göran Bucht, Assoc Prof, PhD, Laborator, Department of CBRN Defence and Security, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Umeå

Eva Haxton, Infection Ecology and Epidemiology (http://www.onehealth.se)
Ann Albihn, Centre for Climate Change and Animal Health, SVA
Sofia Boqvist, Centre for Global Animal Diseases, SLU (http://www.slu.se/cgd)