Episode from the podcastDNA Today: A Genetics Podcast

#26 Infectious Diseases Presentation

Released Monday, 20th April 2015
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imagePlugging Away at Leaks in the Public Health Dike: Infectious Disease - Ebola and the Rest. 
This event was sponsored by the UCONN Student Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology and featured 2 speakers.
Dr. Richard Melchreit is the Healthcare Associated Infections Program Coordinator at the CT Department of Public Health. He discussed the hosts of infectious disease challenges facing public health today. He discussed the concerns and pandemic influenza, outbreaks for foodborne disease; healthcare associated infections; and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens (such as MRSA, drug-resistant TB and CRE)
Dr. Randal Nelson, DVM, CT State Public Health Veterinarian expanded upon Dr. Melchreit’s ideas as well as talked about zoonoses. 
Dr. Rob Knight from Pediatrics and Computer Science and Engineering of University of California presented on the Dynamics of the Human Microbiome. I share a few points he made during his presentation that shows just how powerful the microbiome in all of us.

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