Project title: Animal agriculture workers and zoonotic disease emergencies: Designing a training curriculum
Completed in: 2019 | Faculty advisor: Peter Rabinowitz
The University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Continuing Education Programs is designing a new online course titled “Agricultural Workers and Zoonotic Diseases: One Health Approach to Infection Prevention and Control on the Farm.” The course is in collaboration with UW Center for One Health Research and the UW Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The goal of this course is to provide increased awareness about the risk factors and transmission modes for significant zoonotic diseases, and best practices for prevention of disease threats to workers and responders. Additionally, a webpage with course videos and additional materials for the target audience to prepare and prevent zoonotic exposures that lead to disease vents and emergencies. This will include a respiratory program for a farm setting, infection control policies to implement and PPE use on farms.