|(3 cr.) This graduate-level course discusses current
topics related to the plethora of infectious
agents that besiege us. Emerging bacterial,
protozoal and viral diseases, whether strictly
animal or human or zoonotic pathogens, represent
an increasing threat to animal and human health.
The course examines, defines and discriminates
between emerging, re-emerging and other infectious
diseases; defines host and agent characteristics
and risk factors; and analyzes social, economic
and international trade changes, improper use of
antibiotics, and multidrug resistant infectious
agents as factors of emerging diseases.
Upper-level undergraduates may take this course
Every Other Year, Fall|