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Foodborne Disease and Continuing Challenges to Public Safety
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Location: Kresge Auditorium

Description:

Foodborne diseases continue to be an important public health problem, causing an estimated 5,000 deaths and 76 million illnesses each year. Large, multi-state foodborne outbreaks require multi-player coordination to detect, investigate and control disease. 

Learn more about foodborne diseases and prevention during a free public presentation by Robert V. Tauxe, MD, MpH, deputy director of the division of foodborne, bacterial and mycotic diseases at the National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m.

The Malcolm Adcock Memorial Lecture is jointly sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency's National Homeland Security Research Center, Cincinnati Health Department, the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The event will be held in the College of Medicine's Kresge Auditorium (Medical Sciences Building), 231 Albert Sabin Way.

For more information:

Contact Marianne Kautz at (800) 207-9399 or kautzm@uc.edu

Fees:

The Malcolm Adcock Memorial Lecturer presentation at 4 p.m. is free and open to the public.

A professional symposium on food, farms and illness featuring Malak Kotb, PhD, chair of UC's molecular genetics and microbiology department, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration for the symposium is $25 and includes lunch. For reservations, contact Marianne Kautz at (800) 207-9399.




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