On 14 May 2019, the workshop "Vector-borne zoonoses - Current scenarios in Germany and beyond" took place at the TMF premises in Berlin. The workshop is part of a series of events jointly organized by the Academy of Public Health Düsseldorf and the National Research Platform for Zoonoses, which aim to strengthen the exchange between public health services and research.
The importance of well-established diagnostics for vector-borne zoonoses was explained by Prof. Dr. Felix Drexler (Charité Berlin) using data from the Zika outbreak in Brazil. However, he estimated the risk of a similar outbreak scenario for this pathogen in Germany to be very low.
Two junior research group leaders within the named research network Zoonotic Infectious Diseases then concluded the workshop with their contributions.
Dr. Peter Tinnemann (Academy for Public Health) and Dr. Dana Thal (National Research Platform for Zoonoses) led through the event. The lively discussions and the high number of participants proved the relevance of the topics dealt with and the successful exchange between ÖGD and research.
Speakers and moderators of the workshop "Vector-borne Zoonoses - Current Scenarios in Germany and Beyond" on 14.05.2019 in Berlin. From left to right: Dana Thal (National Research Platform for Zoonoses), Peter Tinnemann (Academy for Public Health), Ruth Müller (Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp), Renke Lühken (Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine), Sandra Junglen (Charité Berlin), Daniel Kiefer (US Army), Mark Holsteg (Chamber of Agriculture NRW), Christiane Wagner-Wiening (State Health Office Baden-Württemberg)