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Webinar: Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

 Webinar: Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive

SummaryZoonotic Diseases are transmitted between farm animals and humans and can pose additional risks to those who are pregnant. According to the World Health Organization, more than half of all human pathogens are zoonotic and have represented nearly all emerging pathogens during the past decade. Farmers and farm workers have higher levels of risk for contracting zoonotic diseases because of the frequency of their exposure to animals. Prevention is the best defense. Understanding how the disease transmission process works, building a team and effectively communicating within that team are essential in preventing the spread of zoonotic disease. Women working in agriculture should be aware of the following special considerations during pregnancy; which animals are common carriers of zoonotic disease, symptoms of the disease(s), prevention measures, and pregnancy risks.

Objectives- At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: 
-Define zoonotic disease and identify various modes of transmission
-Identify a minimum of four significant zoonotic diseases affecting the production agricultural population
-Discuss warning signs and symptoms of major zoonotic diseases which have adverse effects for reproductive health
-Locate a minimum of three recommended educational resources for use in training an agricultural workforce

Presenter: Knesha Rose-Davision, MPH
Public Health Program Director, AgriSafe Network

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This material was produced under grant number SH-05068-SH8 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

Contact: Ansley Fey- [email protected] or Stacey Jenkins- [email protected]