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Solving the World's Challenges Panel Presentation: 2024 Panel: Emerging Diseases

Virtual Exhibit for the Solving the World's Challenges Funk ACES Library panel presentation

Emerging Diseases

Three experts from across campus will each discuss their work related to emerging diseases and respond to questions from attendees during the #FunkPanel2024. Their work includes development of the Swine Biosecurity project to prevent the introduction and spread of diseases on farms, research on chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer, and research to understand the effects of landscape change on the emergence and transmission of diseases. This hybrid panel presentation on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Central) will be an opportunity for people to come together with the Funk ACES Library to learn about and discuss emerging disease research and initiatives led by members of our campus community.

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Link to 2024 Panel recording

Livestreaming for virtual attendees was made possible by the R.J. "Rusty" Laible Endowment Fund.

Book: The Stockholm Paradigm: Climate Change and Emerging Disease

The Stockholm Paradigm: Climate Change and Emerging Disease

 

Emerging infectious diseases in humans, livestock, and crops currently cost the world 1 trillion dollars a year in production losses and treatment costs, more than the GDP of all but 15 countries. Evolutionary analysis of this crisis, based on what is called the Stockholm Paradigm, links the potential for emerging infectious disease outbreaks directly to climate change.

Book: Species of Contagion: Animal-To-Human Transplantation in the Age of Emerging Infectious Disease

Species of Contagion: Animal-To-Human Transplantation in the Age of Emerging Infectious Disease

 

Species of Contagion is a compelling history of the present, chronicling the recent regulation of biomedical research and its translation into medical practice. With its focus on xenotransplantation and zoonotic disease risks, the book contains valuable lessons for when the promise of monsters meets newly charged national and global health security frameworks.

Book: Emerging Foodborne Pathogens

Emerging Foodborne Pathogens

 

Developments such as the increasing globalization of the food industry, new technologies and products, and changes in the susceptibility of populations to disease, have all highlighted the problem of emerging pathogens. This important book discusses some of the major emerging pathogens and how they can be identified, tracked and controlled do that they do not pose a risk to consumers. 

Book: Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security

Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security

 

The book synthesizes developments in emerging plant disease biology and discusses innovative technologies and knowledge about the ecology, evolution, and management of emerging infectious diseases.

Book: Communicable Diseases: A Global Perspective

Communicable Diseases: A Global Perspective

 

Introducing both basic principles and more advanced concepts of epidemiology, this textbook examines communicable diseases at the community level, combining theory and practice into a systematic and globally comprehensive overview.

ook: Lecture Notes on Emerging Viruses and Human Health: A Guide to Zoonotic Viruses and Their Impact

Lecture Notes on Emerging Viruses and Human Health: A Guide to Zoonotic Viruses and Their Impact

 

This book provides grounding in understanding the drivers of disease emergence, the molecular processes which allow for virus diversity, the response of the host and environmental factors responsible for changing the balance between host and pathogens. It provides a timely overview of how best to prepare for disease emergence as it tends to increase awareness of how vulnerable modern society is in preparedness for such events.

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Book: Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues

Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues

 

According to the accepted narrative of progress, humans have thrived thanks to their brains and brawn, collectively bending the arc of history. But in this revelatory book, Professor Jonathan Kennedy argues that the myth of human exceptionalism overstates the role that we play in social and political change. Instead, it is the humble microbe that wins wars and topples empires. 

book: A Planet of Viruses: Third Edition

A Planet of Viruses: Third Edition

 

We're most familiar with the viruses that give us colds or Covid-19. But viruses also cause a cast range of other diseases, including one disorder that makes people sprout branch-like growths as if they were trees. Viruses have been a part of our lives for so long that we are actually part virus: the human genome contains more DNA from viruses than our own genes. Meanwhile, scientists are discovering viruses everywhere they look: the soil, in the ocean, even in deep caves miles underground. 

Meet Our Panelists

Dr. Varga is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at at the Pathobiology Department, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Varga is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Pathobiology Department, College of Veterinary Medicine. His laboratory focuses on understanding the distribution and clustering of diseases at the population level. His team has developed a new, education website, which is a one-stop-shop of biosecurity information and resources for pork producers and veterinarians.

Dr. Mateus-Pinilla is a Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiologist. She works at the interface of wildlife diseases conservation and domestic animal and human health.

Dr. Mateus-Pinilla is a Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiologist. She works at the interface of wildlife diseases conservation and domestic animal and human health. For the pas 22 years, she has studied Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the Illinois wild (unowned) free-ranging white-tailed deer herd. Dr. Mateus-Pinilla is the Director of the Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology laboratory at the Illinois Natural History Survey-Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. her program supports graduate and undergraduate students, academic professionals, and Post-doctoral Research Associates.

Dr. Allan is a Professor in the Department of Entomology.

Dr. Allan is a Professor in the Department of Entomology. He is broadly interested in the ecology of infectious diseases, particularly diseases transmitted via the bite of an infected arthropod (e.g., ticks, mosquitoes). Much of his research focuses upon the consequences of human-mediated global change, such as climate change and human land-use, on the risk of exposure to parasites and pathogens carried by wildlife. He is especially interested in understanding the effects of landscape change on the emergence and transmission of tick-born diseases.

Emerging Diseases Panel Poster

Library Guide about Emerging Diseases

One Medicine, One Health LibGuide

One Medicine, One Health

A resource guide focusing on the interconnected health of people, animals, and ecosystems.

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