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ANSC 251 A - Epidemics & Infectious Disease

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Introduces students to the major past and present causes of plague in humans as well as agricultural and companion animals. Smallpox, yellow fever, bubonic plague, polio, SARS, AIDS, West Nile encephalitis, Zika, PRRS, PEDV, foot and mouth disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and others will be discussed. The characteristics of each disease, including, mode of transmission, symptoms, duration of illness, and mortality rates will be presented. History and probability of recurrence will also be explored. Course Information: Prerequisite: Some knowledge in anatomy and physiology may be helpful.

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Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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