Foreign and Emerging Animal Diseases

Infectious Disease & Immunization
Online Course
2 hours
Texas A&M University
Training and Education Collaborative PERLC

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This course will provide an overview of Foreign and Emerging Animal Diseases. Participants will learn about the potential occurrences of foreign and emerging diseases in domestic and wild animals in North America; including the location, type and symptoms of these diseases. This course will also cover the management approaches to these diseases; whether to control or eradicate.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify the differences between foreign and emerging animal diseases
  • Describe the impact of animal disease outbreaks
  • Identify characteristics of the following animal diseases: Foot and Mouth, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Cervid spongiform Encephalopathy Chronic Wasting (CWD), Anthrax, West Nile Encephalitis, Bovine Tuberculosis, Bovine Paratuberculosis (Johne‚Äôs Disease), Avian Influenza
  • Understand the bioterrorism threat of each disease
  • Define the first line of defense in the emergency management of FEADs
  • Describe the proactive steps instrumental in the emergency management of FEADs
  • List the biosecurity measures that should be taken when responding to an FEAD outbreak
  • Find the resources offered by State and Local State Emergency Management agencies
PHEP Capabilities: 
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
Responder Safety and Health