Dr. Ruth Cromie presents on Avian Influenza: a One Health issue of threats and opportunities
Dr. Ruth Cromie presented the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture at Stetson on March 22 on “Avian Influenza: a One Health issue of threats and opportunities.”
The lecture was held in conjunction with the final rounds of the 22nd International Environmental Moot Court Competition held March 22-24 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. The competition brings teams of students together from all over the world.
Cromie discussed increases in emerging infectious diseases in humans and wildlife and pointed to causes ranging from habitat destruction and climate change to food production systems.
She explained how avian flu virus can spread among poultry kept in close quarters and how a virus outbreak in bird populations in one part of the world may spread by migratory birds across the globe.
“Making the right decisions about how we produce our food, how we manage our environment, it’s those kinds of things which would produce a healthier outcome,” said Cromie.
Dr. Cromie served as a final round judge in the International Environmental Moot Court Competition this year at Stetson. The competition focused on “Responses to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Transboundary Wetlands” this year.
Post date: March 28, 2018