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2014 DIN Presentations

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The 64th Annual James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man

June 25-27, 2014    

Omni Mandalay Hotel, Irving, Texas

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The opinions presented herein are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the
DIN coordinators, the Texas Department of State Health Services or Texas Health Institute.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

8:30-10:00      Session I: Rabies 1

8:30  Epidemiology of Rabies in Bats in Texas (2001-2010)
           
Bonny C. Mayes, MA, Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX

9:00  Assessment of Rabies Exposure Risk Among U.S. Air Force Basic Trainees
           Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, January, 2014 
           Brad S. Winterton, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, U.S. Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX

9:30  Rabies in Texas, 2013 
           
Laura Robinson, DVM, MS, Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX

10:30-12:00    Session II: West Nile Virus

10:30  West Nile Encephalitis and Poliomyelitis in a 12 Year Old 
             Ashlesha Kaushik, MD, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

11:00  West Nile Virus in Tarrant County, Texas – History and Outbreak Aftermath
             Rune-Par Nilsson, PhD, Tarrant County Public Health, Fort Worth, TX

11:30  West Nile Virus in Tarrant County, Texas – Surveillance Program Improvements Post-Outbreak
             
Nina M. Dacko, MS, Tarrant County Public Health, Fort Worth, TX

1:30-3:30        Session III:  Tick-Borne Zoonoses

1:30  Ticks and Tick-borne Pathogens in Texas:  Updates From the Field and 
            
Lab on Three Eco-epidemiological Studies 
            Sarah A. Hamer, MS, PhD, DVM, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

2:00  Tick-borne Infectious Agents in Nature:  Simulated Effects of Host Community Changes 
            on Spatial-Temporal Prevalence in Three-host Ticks 
            Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

2:30  Implications of Climate Change on the Distribution of the Tick Vector
           Ixodes scapularis and Risk for Lyme Disease 
           Maria D. Esteve-Gassent, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

3:00  Serological Evidence for Tick-borne Relapsing Fever Borelliosis in a Patient from Kerr County, Texas 
          Job Lopez, PhD, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS


4:00-5:30        Session IV:  Parasitic Zoonoses

4:00  Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Cuban Immigrants to Texas Who Traveled Through the Darien Jungle, Panama 
           Meagan A. Barry, BA, MD/PhD Candidate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

4:30  Visceral Leishmaniasis in India:  Simulation of Alternative Control Strategies Using Systemic Insecticides
            Orally Administered to Cattle 
            David M. Poché, BS, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

5:00  Severe Malaria by Plasmodium falciparum in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease (HbSS)
            Ashlesha Kaushik, MD, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX


Thursday, June 26, 2014

8:00 – 10:00    Session V:  Chagas Disease

8:00  The Biology of Triatomine Bugs Native to South Central Texas 
            and Assessment of the Risk They Pose for Autochthonous Chagas Disease Exposure 
            Edward J. Wozniak, DVM, PhD, MPH, Department of State Health Services, Uvalde, TX

8:30  Trypanosoma cruzi Infection Prevalence and Blood Meal Analysis in Vectors 
            of Chagas Disease in Southwest Texas, 2013-2014 
            Rodion Gorchakov, MS, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

9:00  Chagas Disease Ecology in Texas:  A Look at Geographic Distribution of Vector Species and Parasite Strains
            
Rachel Curtis, BS, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

9:30  Development of Chagas Cardiac Manifestations Among Texas Blood Donors:  
            
A Hidden Cause of Cardiomyopathy in the United States 
            Melissa N. Garcia, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


10:30-12:00    Session VI:  Arboviral Diseases

10:30  Emergence of Arboviral Diseases in Texas 
             Kristy Murray, DVM, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

11:30  Modeling the Enzootic Cycle of West Nile Virus and Rift Valley Fever Virus in the United States 
              Gabriel Hamer, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

                              
12:00 – 1:45    J.V. Irons Memorial Luncheon and Lecture             

12:45  J.V. Irons Keynote Lecture
             
ONE HEALTH:  Human Health, Animal Health, and the Intersection of Health with Natural 
              and Man-Made Environments 
              
Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 
                Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


3:30 – 5:00      Session VII:  Rabies 2

3:30  When the “Impossible” Happens – Rabies in a Currently Vaccinated Central Texas Dog 
           
Beverlee E. Nix, DVM, MPH, Department of State Health Services, Temple, TX

4:00 Factors Associated with the Rabies Vaccination Status of Dogs in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
          
Melinda Hergert, BVSc, DVM, MPhil, MPVH, PhD, Department of State Health Services, Tyler, TX

4:30  Complexities of Safe and Successful Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) Operations
           
Bradley Hicks, BS, USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services, Austin, TX
Thursday, June 26, 2014

 

Friday, June 27, 2014

8:00 – 10:00    Session VIII:  Bacterial Zoonoses

8:00  Confirming Brucellosis in an Individual Feral Boar 
           Glennon Mays, DVM, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

8:30  Amikacin Resistance in Staphylococcus pseudointermedius Isolated from Dogs 
           Randi M. Gold, VMD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

9:00   Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Carriage in Dogs, Cats, and Horses of Central Texas 
            
Diane Hartman, DVM, Baylor University, Waco, TX

9:30  Psittacosis Infection from Feral Populations of Rosy Faced Love Birds, Maricopa County, Arizona, 2013
            
Craig Levy, BS, MS, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Phoenix, AZ

                               
10:30 – 12:00  Session IX:  Population Health

10:30  Hepatitis E Seroprevalence in Strayed, Owner-Surrendered, and Owned Canines, Smith County Texas  
            
Andrea Grzybowski, MS, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

11:00  A Comprehensive Approach to Infectious Disease Control in a Public Animal Shelter
            Stacy Wright, MS, RS, REM, MAC, ACO, City of Farmers Branch, Farmers Branch, TX

11:30  Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease in the Southern U.S.:  Perceptions Within the Patient Community 
            Thomas A. Jeffreys, BS, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

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