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Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference to Draw Scientists to Atlanta

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

Who

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will co-host the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 2015 (ICEID 2015) with the American Society for Microbiology, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, and the World Health Organization.

What

Since 1998, ICEID has brought together international scientists and public health professionals to foster an exchange of innovative research and ideas on emerging infectious disease topics. Major topics to be included are healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, food and waterborne diseases, vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, global health, and molecular tests and epidemiology.

Some of the original CDC research includes:

  • Geographic and epidemiologic trends in norovirus outbreaks
  • Changes in vibrio infections caused by food and contact with contaminated water
  • Deaths attributed to waterborne diseases in the United States
  • Relationship between giardia infections and later irritable bowel syndrome
  • One-year outcomes for patients in the 2012 multistate fungal meningitis outbreak

Preliminary program and hotel information can be found at http://www.iceid.org/.

When

August 24-26, 2015

Where

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-1294

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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