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February 25, 2020

Lecture: Public health perspective on coronavirus this week

Submitted by Anna Kucera

On Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in 201 Trotter Hall, the Student Outbreak Response Team, or SORT, and the Comprehensive Public Health Group, or CPHG, are co-sponsoring Andrew Adam's discussion on the current COVID-19 outbreak from the public health perspective, the role that the public health department has in quarantine and the legal concerns with quarantine.

Adams holds a Master of Public Health and is the emergency preparedness coordinator for the Riley County Health Department. 

SORT is a registered departmental student organization open to Master of Public Health and veterinary students. SORT provides surge capacity to the Riley County Health Department during a disease outbreak and provides students with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of public health practices outside of the academic setting.

The Comprehensive Public Health Group is open to undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students. The CPHG is committed to advancing One Health by working to improve the health of humans, animals, and the environment. As 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, veterinarians play an important role in public health.

While the event is hosted by SORT and CPHG, anyone interested in these topics is welcome to attend.