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Flea-borne Typhus Discussion with Dr. Gregory Anstead
December 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
SAVE THE DATE: December 9, 2021, 2:00-3:30PM; Flea-borne Typhus Discussion with Dr. Gregory Anstead
The Southern California Regional Working Group on Flea-borne Typhus invites you to SAVE THE DATE (Thursday, December 9, 2:00-3:30PM) for an enlightening discussion on the history of typhus in the United States with Dr. Gregory Anstead, University of Texas Health San Antonio. After over twenty years researching the history of typhus fever in the United States and providing direct care to typhus patients, Dr. Anstead published two papers in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease in 2020 and 2021.
The papers are available for download here and we encourage you to read them prior to the discussion on Thursday, December 9 2:00-3:30PM:
- History, Rats, Fleas, and Opossums: I. The Ascendency of Flea-borne Typhus in the United States, 1910-1944: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7157735/
- History, Rats, Fleas, and Opossums. II. The Decline and Resurgence of Flea-borne Typhus in the United States, 1945-2019: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33379251/
This seminar will provide an overview of the current typhus case count in California, and the history of typhus fever research in Texas & California, and allow participants to ask Dr. Anstead questions about the history of typhus in the United States.
A Zoom link and meeting Agenda will be sent prior to the meeting. We encourage you to share the invitation with others who might be interested. You can also email Laura Krueger email@example.com or Sarah Billeter Sarah.Billeter@cdph.ca.gov to add additional participants to the email notification.