This course will cover common risk factors and transmission modes of zoonotic diseases, offer best practices for prevention of disease threats, and share resources for infection prevention and control on the farm.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Discuss how human health care providers, veterinary providers, farm /producer management, and environmental management can best work together as a One Health team, both to prevent and respond to an infectious disease outbreak on a farm or other animal agricultural facility;
• Describe transmission routes to humans and the clinical presentation for a number of important zoonotic pathogens and diseases including COVID-19 and highly pathogenic influenza;
• Describe site-specific engineering and administrative controls used to reduce exposure to specific infectious agents present in animal farming and incorporate these into a farm infection prevention and control plan;
• Explain the roles and mandates of local, state and federal agencies to foster community engagement and coordination in the case of an infectious disease outbreak.