July 13, 2016 – Infectious diseases such as Influenza, Norovirus, West Nile fever, Legionnaires’ disease and now Zika virus are all major public health concerns around the world.

A 2014 study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, “Global Rise in Human Infectious Disease Outbreaks,” examined the global changes in the frequency of outbreaks of infectious disease between 1980 and 2013. The study found that the number of outbreaks, as well as the number of diseases, have both increased significantly since 19801.

“Despite an increase in overall outbreaks,” according to the study, “global improvements in prevention, early detection, control and treatment are becoming more effective at reducing the number of people infected,” 1 Join Ecolab experts to ask your questions related to public health issues and strategies in order to achieve cleaner, safer healthier environments for your customers and staff.

WHEN: Tuesday, 6 September, 2016 14:00 – 15:00 GMT/ 15:00 – 16:00 CET

WHAT: Public Health Matters: Ask the Expert

John Hanlin, Ph.D.,Vice President Global Public Health, Ecolab

John Barcay, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Pest Elimination, Ecolab

Heather Baldwin, BS, Principal Microbiologist, Customer Analytical Services and Microbiology Innovation Support, Ecolab

Howard Barnes, BSC Hons Global Technical Director, Legionella Risk Management and Microbiology, Ecolab

Nadine Goehring, Ph.D., Scientist Microbiology, Ecolab

CONTENT: You control the content!  Please register and submit your questions(s) related to public health to, by August 10 2016. Your questions can relate to the infections described above or other topics, such as foodborne disease or healthcare-acquired infections.  Similarly your question(s) can centre on how you can minimise infectious disease risk within your own operation?

There is no charge for this webinar, but you must register in advance. Space is limited, so please click here to register. We hope you can join us.

Even if you cannot attend the live event please still register and submit your questions as by registering you will automatically receive a copy of the recorded webinar after the event.


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