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Announcements: Environmental Microbiology: Control of Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases Course --- January 5--8 and 10, 2011

CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will cosponsor a 4.5-day course, Environmental Microbiology: Control of Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases, January 5--8 and 10, 2011, at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia. This course on surveillance of foodborne and waterborne diseases is designed for public health practitioners and persons interested in the safety of food and water. The course will provide a broad overview of the major foodborne and waterborne diseases.

Course attendees will learn how information from surveillance is used to improve public health policy and practice to safeguard food and water. Course discussion will focus on the microorganisms and chemical agents responsible for food and water-transmitted diseases, including pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, reservoirs, modes of transmission, and surveillance systems. Transport, survival, and fate of pathogens in the environment, indicator organisms as surrogates for pathogens, and the removal and inactivation of pathogens and indicators by water and wastewater treatment processes also will be discussed. Additional topics covered during the course will include the public health impact of quality assurance programs, such as hazard analysis and critical control points, in controlling foodborne and waterborne diseases in industrialized and developing countries.

This course is offered to Emory University students and to public health professionals. Continuing Education credit is available. Tuition will be charged. The application deadline is December 5, 2010, or until all slots have been filled. Additional information and applications are available by mail (Emory University, Hubert Department of Global Health [Attn: Pia], 1518 Clifton Rd. NE, CNR Bldg., Rm. 7038, Atlanta, GA 30322); telephone (404-727-3485); fax (404-727-4590); Internet (, or e-mail (

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