David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, explains the consequences of food-borne and water-borne illnesses.
Dyjack presents on infectious disease at UC Berkeley
By Brian Weed
Dr. Dyjack’s presentation on the protozoan Cryptosporidium
and the class of Norwalk viruses was received by SPH students, faculty, and staff, and public health professionals at UC Berkeley on Thursday, March 22.
Dyjack explained the hazards associated with these bugs, namely gastrointestinal problems, and identified practical prevention methods.
“Ultimately the major control measure is to get people to wash their hands after using the toilet and before handling or preparing foods,” Dyjack explained. This prevention method is beneficial because most of these cases are food-borne or water-borne.
The entire presentation is available online as a web cast at http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226AJ723W5P
. After filling out a short registration form, the streaming video can be viewed in two ways: either video and audio only, or the video, audio, and slides synchronized to Dyjack’s presentation. Dyjack’s associated PowerPoint file is also available for viewing at that site.