FAO epidemiologist to speak Monday on transboundary animal diseases and zoonoses

A veterinary epidemiologist from the United Nations’  Food and Agriculture Organization will explain the FAO’s work in transboundary animal diseases during a presentation at Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on Monday, Dec. 17.

Admission is free.

Dr. Sherrilyn Wainwright from the FAO’s Animal Health Service in Rome will speak in Room 101 of the teaching hospital. The presentation is titled “FAO Work in the Areas of the Global Early Warning System for Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses and the Emergency Prevention System for Animal Health.”

Dr. Tammy R. Beckham, director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, will host the event. Dr. Beckham is also director of the FAZD Center, a Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Center of Excellence that deals with foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic diseases.