Anthrax is a potentially life-threatening bacterial disease that can spread between wild and livestock animals and humans. Transmission typically occurs indirectly via environmental exposure, with devastating consequences for human and animal health, as well as pastoralist economies.
The Zoonoses Node of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity invites participants to a 2-day spatial analytics workshop.
The workshop will present an introduction to: spatial data formats, representation, and pattern analysis with application to disease surveillance and evaluation. There will be special focus on the use of R software as both a GIS and an analytical tool.
A total of 25 experts were equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills, including practical problem-solving, diplomacy and cultural competencies to ensure delivery of high quality support and constructive communication at all levels within the TB programme and government in line with WHO standards. With MBI's Co-Director Prof Ben Marais as lead facilitator, the March 2019 workshop was co-hosted by the Centre for Research Excellence in TB (TB-CRE) of the Centenary Institute, University of Sydney.
Co-hosted by Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health (CIDM-PH), Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) and Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbioloby Laboratory Services - NSW Health Pathology (CIDMLS), this symposium is aimed at researchers, clinicians and students looking to learn more about the innovations and challenges in infection control.