Iowa Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 12:00am
University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, Iowa

Presented by The University of Iowa:
Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination

University Hygienic Laboratory

UI Vice President for Research

Support and Collaboration by:

The University of Iowa College of Public Health: Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Due to the poor quality of audio tape produced by technicians at the Iowa Memorial Union, no transcript/proceedings is available. Where appropriate, citiations to published articles or other information on the topics presented have been listed below each speaker.


Theresa Tam, M.D., Manager, Respiratory Infections Section, Immunization & Respiratory Infections Division, Health Canada 
Pandemic Influenza Model and SARS Experience in Canada

          Skowronski DM, Astell C, Brunham RC, Low DE, Petric M, Roper RL, Talbot PJ, Tam T, Babiuk L. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS): a year in reviewAnnu Rev Med. 2005;56:357-81. 

Gregory Gray, M.D., MPH, Director, Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa College of Public Health 
Zoonotic Influenza and Public Health: Why the Concern?

          See Dr. Gray's publication page at for specific topics. 

Richard Webby, Ph.D., St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 
Bird Flu: A Persistent Zoonotic Threat

          Richard J. Webby and Robert G. Webster Are We Ready for Pandemic Influenza?, (28 November 2003) Science 302 (5650), 1519.

Mary Gilchrist, Ph.D., Director, University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory
Infectious Diseases I Have Known and Loved

Mark Hall, Ph.D., National Veterinary Services Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies in the United States

          Hall, M.S., Richt, J.A., Davis, A.J., Levings, R.L. 2005. Where we've been and where we're going with BSE testing in the United States [abstract]American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. p. 20.

James Roth, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Public Health, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Nipah Virus: A Novel Paramyxovirus Infection in Pigs and People

          Weingartl, H.M., Y. Berhane, J.L. Caswell, S. Loosmore, J.C. Audonnet, J.A. Roth, M. Czub. 2006. Recombinant Nipah virus vaccines protect pigs against challenge. J Virol, 80(16):7929-7938. 

Lucy Desjardin, Ph.D., Public Health Molecular Biologist, Program Manager for Virology, Serology and Molecular Biology at the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory
West Nile Virus in Iowa

          A video presentation titled West Nile Update 2004: Surveillance, Prevention, and Diagnosis from the University Hygienic Laboratory is available. The presentation may require payment, and downloads may require registration.