Alberta Veterinary Research Institute
Nexus of Animal, Public & Environmental Health
The world faces growing major public health crises and
emerging health threats such as anthrax, SARS, West Nile Virus, BSE, monkey pox,
hantavirus, pandemic influenza, and major outbreaks associated with contaminated
food and water and unprecedented levels of antimicrobial resistance among common
pathogens in the community setting.
A common feature of these events is the inadvertent or
intentional transmission to man of pathogens normally found in wild or domestic
animals either directly or indirectly through a contaminated environment.
International travel, globalization of food distribution, encroachment of human
populations and commercial development into wilderness areas, changes in food
production and animal husbandry, environmental and political changes,
continually change the dynamic of interactions between animals, man and the
environment. Read full mandate...
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