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Announcement: Environmental Microbiology: Control of Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases Course

CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will cosponsor Environmental Microbiology: Control of Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases, on January 8, 9, and 11--13, 2010, at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, in Atlanta, Georgia. The 5-day course is designed for public health practitioners and other students interested in food and water safety.

Participants will learn about microorganisms and chemical agents responsible for food- and water-transmitted diseases, the diseases they cause, clinical manifestations, modes of transmission, methods for removal and inactivation, and surveillance systems. The course also will describe how information from surveillance is used to improve food and water safety policies and practices and will highlight examples of effective programs in industrialized and developing countries.

This course is offered to public health professionals and to matriculating students at Emory University. Continuing education credit is pending. Tuition will be charged. The application deadline is January 3, 2010, or until all slots have been filled.

Additional information and applications are available by mail (Emory University, Hubert Department Global Health [Attn: Pia], 1518 Clifton Rd. NE, Rm. 746, Atlanta, GA 30322), by telephone (404-727-3485), by fax (404-727-4590), online (, or by e-mail (

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Date last reviewed: 11/12/2009


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