From Zoonotics to Anthroponotics: The past and present of disease transmission between animals and humans

23 November 2021

Organised by The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis project in collaboration with Monica H. Green the online symposium "From Zoonotics to Anthroponotics: The Past and Present of Disease Transmission between Animals and Humans" will focus on recent findings of the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within white-tailed deer populations in the United States.

The ability of the new coronavirus to transmit within captive animal populations (mink and zoo animals) was already documented in 2020. Transmission into wild animal populations, however, raises issues of broader consequence, both for present disease management and surveillance and also long-term control of the disease.

The symposium will feature a keynote by Professor Suresh Kuchipudi (Penn State University), and a panel and roundtable that will bring together and discuss evidence of documented cases of disease spread from humans into wild animal populations (and back again) from the perspectives of history, anthropology, and virology.

The symposium will take place on December 14, 2021, 14:00-18:45. Registration is free.