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Internet Explorer   2004 in Review: WNV Nationally, Regionally, and in Washington State:
12/1/2004    
Presentation given by Tom Gibbs, Public Health Advisor, Washington
Department of Health, Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Program
- 2004 compared to previous years
- Neighboring states
- Long term effects in humans
- Public's receptiveness to personal protection messages



Internet Explorer   WNV Monitoring: Island County Youth, Service-Learning Project
12/1/2004    
Presentation given by Judy Feldman, Island County 4-H Coordinator
- Service-learning project in Bayview Alternative High School teaches science,
   health, and public service



Internet Explorer   West Nile Virus in Horses: 2004 Update
10/14/2004    
Presentation given by Dr. Debra Sellon
- Associate Professor of Equine Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical
   Sciences, Washington State University
- Topics: Recent developments in WNV in horses: strategies for prevention and
   treatment, prospects for recovery, and epidemiology.
- Reference material is linked at the following page:
    http://wnv.wsu.edu/referencematerial/Updates/101404onlineconference.htm



Internet Explorer   Insect control in horses, livestock, and dairy
11/18/2003    
Presentation given by Dr. Nancy Hinkle
- Extension Veterinary Entomologist, University of Georgia
- Topics: Horse, livestock, and dairy IPM, insecticide families, resistance,
    persistence, efficacy, mammalian toxicity, environmental hazards,
    delivery vehicles, repellency, synergists
- Reference material is linked at the following page:
    http://wnv.wsu.edu/referencematerial/Updates/72004onlineconference.htm
- Download PowerPoint Slides Here.


Internet Explorer   West Nile Virus Update: Human Health Issues
11/18/2003    
Presentation given by Tom Gibbs
- Public health advisor with Washington Department of Health, Zoonotic and
   Vector-borne disease program. Responsibilities include investigations of
   diseases people acquire from animals: plague, hantavirus, and rabies. For
   the last 2-½ years, West Nile virus surveillance and response activities have
   become his primary duties.
- BS in bacteriology and public health from Washington State University.
- Professional experience with private industry, local and state government:
   food processing, water supplies, waste water treatment, food sanitation, and
   communicable disease investigations.
- Download PowerPoint Slides Here.


Internet Explorer   WNV What's New in the Wildlife Arena
11/18/2003    
Presentation given by Emi Saito
- WNV Surveillance Program Coordinator at National Wildlife Health Center
   U.S. Geological Survey
- BS from University of WI-Madison in Zoology and Biological Aspects of
   Conservation, VMD from University of Pennsylvania, MS Public Health in
   Epidemiology from Emory University
- Previous research:
   Evolution of antibiotic resistance
   Host-specificity of Bartonella infection in rodents
   Development of DNA-based vaccine for parvovirus in dogs/cats
   Risk factors for echinococcus infections in Tibetan populations
- Download PowerPoint Slides Here


Internet Explorer   The Use and Safety of Bacillus pathogens for the Control of Mosquito Larvae
11/18/2003    
Presentation given by Lawrence A. Lacey
- Research entomologist-insect pathologist at the USDA-ARS Yakima Agricultural
   Research Laboratory in Wapato, WA .
- Conducts research on pathogens of fruit tree and potato pest insects. Research
   focuses on pathogens of codling moth, leafrollers, wireworms, and green peach
   aphids.
- Experienced in insect vectors important in human and animal disease.
   Conducted field work in Asia, Central and South America, Oceania and the
   Caribbean basin.
- Ph.D. in Medical Entomology, Insect Pathology, and a M.S. in Medical
   Entomology, both from University of California, Riverside. B.A. in Biology from
   California State University, Turlock.
- Download PowerPoint Slides Here


Internet Explorer   Controlling Mosquitoes Around Your Home
4/14/2003    
Presentation given by Todd Murray
- Manager of Whatcom County Integrated Pest Management project with WSU
   Cooperative Extension. This county-funded project assists local pest managers
   in learning, researching and adopting IPM practices. The project works with
   diverse audiences ranging from farmers and homeowners to local governments.
   It helps them solve pest problems while conserving human health and
   environmental quality.
- MS in Entomology from Washington State University
- Download PowerPoint Slides Here.


Internet Explorer   Pesticide and Regulatory Issues Regarding Mosquito Control
4/14/2003    
Presentation given by Carol Ramsay
- Pesticide Education Specialist at Washington State University responsible for
   Pesticide Education Program in Washington State, serving both pre-license and
   recertification aspects.
- Professional accomplishments include 32 extension publications, 7 notebooks,
   13 videos, 2 CD-roms, 9 web courses, 11 newsletter articles, 5 surveys,
   38 professional presentations, and over 750 extension presentations.
- Carol is a founding member of the American Association of Pesticide Safety
   Educators and the PNW Integrated Vegetation Management Association and
   serves both on their Executive Committees as Treasurer. In addition, she
   currently serves as Vice-Chair on for the national pesticide Certification and
   Training Assessment Group.
- Download PowerPoint Slides Here.


Internet Explorer   West Nile Virus and Mosquito Borne Diseases
4/14/2003    
Presentation given by Tom Gibbs
- Public health advisor with Washington Department of Health, Zoonotic and
   Vector-borne disease program. Responsibilities include investigations of
   diseases people acquire from animals: plague, hantavirus, and rabies. For the
   last 2-½ years, West Nile virus surveillance and response activities have
   become his primary duties.
- BS in bacteriology and public health from Washington State University.
- Professional experience with private industry, local and state government: food
   processing, water supplies, waste water treatment, food sanitation, and
   communicable disease investigations.
- Download PowerPoint Slides Here.


Internet Explorer   West Nile Virus: Your Horse and Pets
4/14/2003    
Presentation given by Susan Kerr
- WSU-Klickitat County Extension Educator and Chair
- Susan provides leadership for WSU's educational outreach to goat producers
   and she is heavily involved with curriculum development for the National 4-H
   Cooperative Curriculum System
- BS Animal Science from Cornell University, DVM from Cornell University, PhD in
   Education from Kansas State University
- Previous experience: seven years rural mixed animal veterinary practice in
   central New York State
- Susan lives and works in Goldendale, WA
- Download PowerPoint Slides Here.


Internet Explorer   WNV and Wildlife
4/14/2003    
Presentation given by Emi Saito
- WNV Surveillance Program Coordinator at National Wildlife Health Center U.S.
   Geological Survey
- BS from University of WI-Madison in Zoology and Biological Aspects of
   Conservation, VMD from University of Pennsylvania, MS Public Health in
   Epidemiology from Emory University
- Previous research:
   Evolution of antibiotic resistance
   Host-specificity of Bartonella infection in rodents
   Development of DNA-based vaccine for parvovirus in dogs/cats
   Risk factors for echinococcus infections in Tibetan populations
- Download PowerPoint Slides Here


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