Public presentation: Infectious Diseases and Biodiversity

The Humber Natural History Society presents:

“Infectious Diseases and Biodiversity”.


Dr. Mike Drebot, Chief of Viral Zoonoses, National Microbiology Laboratory , Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB 

Date & Time: Thursday, March 24, 7:30 pm

Location: Grenfell Campus of Memorial University, Room LC 301

Mike Drebot is Chief of Viral Zoonoses in the Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens section of the

National Microbiology Laboratory (NML). Since 2007 he is also Director of NML’s Science Technology and Core Services program. His basic and applied research focuses on various zoonotic disease agents including: arboviruses (such as West Nile and California serogroup viruses) and rodent-borne pathogens such as hantaviruses. Dr. Drebot is also an assistant professor within the Medical Microbiology department, University of Manitoba.

Emerging diseases include novel infections or those which existed previously but are currently increasing in incidence or geographic range. Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife represent a substantial threat to the conservation of global biodiversity. Interactions with animal pathogens influence ecological changes in populations and drive these losses.

All are welcome !