Zoonotic Diseases

equine and zebraZoonotic diseases are transmitted from animals to humans through contact, food or vectors. More than 70% of new and emerging infectious diseases that threaten human health originate in animal populations.  Some common and notable examples of zoonoses include rabies, Lyme disease, AIDS, ebola, avian influenza, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and mad cow disease. Outbreaks of such diseases impact human health, livestock industry, global trade, travel and economics. Human, animal and environmental factors together contribute to the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases, and therefore are best addressed through a one health approach for prevention, detection and cures.

Faculty:

Dr. Audrey Ruple

Dr. Ruple

Dr. Audrey Ruple teaches in both the DVM and Vet Tech programs at Purdue.  She is the professor of record for CPB 86900 – Veterinary Public Health and Zoonoses and CPB 88300 – Public Health Clinical Rotation.  She also guest lectures in VCS 60300 – Introduction to Clinical Research, Trials and Translational Research and VM 24100 – Safety, Prevention, and Public Health. Additionally, she serves as the One Health Club advisor and runs a One Health Leadership Study Abroad Program. 

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Dr. George Moore

Guptill
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL TRIALS AND PROFESSOR OF EPIDEMIOLOGY

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Dr. Lynn F. Guptill

Guptill
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SMALL ANIMAL INTERNAL MEDICINE; CO-SECTION HEAD, SMALL ANIMAL INTERNAL MEDICINE

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Dr. Suresh Mittal

Guptill
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF COMPARATIVE PATHOBIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY FACULTY SCHOLAR, MEMBER OF PURDUE CANCER CENTER, MEMBER OF BINDLEY BIOSCIENCE CENTER

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Links:

Infectious Diseases and Immunology

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