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The section of epidemiology is committed to advancing veterinary epidemiology through teaching and research. This includes designing and implementing courses in epidemiology and biostatistics at the undergraduate level and supervising research students at the postgraduate level.

We also offer advice on statistics and study design to all members of the Vetsuisse Faculty in Zurich.

News

  • Paul Torgerson and Duriya Charypkhan presented at the international workshop “German – Central Asian Cooperation on Zoonotic Diseases”.

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  • As in previous years, the ILS (Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, Zurich), the EPI (Section of Veterinary Epidemiology, Zurich) and the VPHI (Veterinary Public Health Institute incl. Animal Welfare Division, Bern) are again organizing the joint “VPH Annual Conference”. This year it will be held on November 28th in Bern.

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  • This years best presentation was given by Francis Muchaamba from the Institute of Food Safety and Hygiene. The best poster was presented by Ranya Özcelik from the Veterinary Public Health Institute. Congratulations!

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  • Dr. Simon Rüegg gave two presentations at the UN Biodiversity Conference, investing in biodiversity for people and planet. He outlined the links between One Health and biodiversity.

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  • Ruedi Nager, Stephan Schwarz and Alex Shaw are the confirmed keynote speakers at the 2018 Vetsuisse Public Health Conference on 29 November in Zürich. The programme of presentations and posters has also been finalized.

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  • In the frame of the COST "Network for evaluation of One Health" Simon Rüegg has edited together with international colleagues the "Handbook to evaluate One Health". It is available as fee eBook or printed on demand.

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  • Animal health has major impacts on human health directly through zoonotic disease transmission, or indirectly through nutritional availability and environmental management. For human health, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study has created a comprehensive dataset of diseases, injuries, and risk factors that is used to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. A project to collect an equivalent dataset for animal diseases is being planned.

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