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- Describe the features of bacteria and helminths (worms).
- Briefly describe the virulence factors associated with bacteria and helminths.
- Briefly discuss the epidemiological pattern of diseases.
- Describe the nature of zoonoses.
- Discuss the general means of disease agent transmission.
- Briefly discuss the dangers posed by travelers to others.
- Recognize the potential risks associated with travel.
- Briefly discuss the dangers associated with natural disasters to travelers and refugees.
- List the general properties of bacterial, and helminthic pathogens known to cause diseases among travelers (both domestic and foreign), and immigrant and refugees.
- Briefly describe the means of transmission for bacterial and helminthic pathogens.
- Describe the range of natural reservoirs for bacterial and helminthic pathogens associated with diseases and/or illnesses found among travelers, immigrants, and refugees.
- Briefly discuss clinical manifestations, and approaches to prevention and control of bacterial, and helminthic diseases found among travelers, immigrants, and refugees.
George A. Wistreich, Ph.D., F(AAM). George Wistreich is professor of Life Sciences, and currently Chair of Life Sciences and Director of Allied Health Sciences at East Los Angeles College where he has taught for over 35 years. Previously, he was a Lecturer at the University of Southern California Medical School and California State University, Los Angeles. In 1983 and 1989, he received a Distinguished Teaching Award and Outstanding Educator Award from the Chicanos for Creative Medicine, and the East Los Angeles Alumni Association, respectively.
Wistreich received a B.A. degree in Bacteriology from U.C.L.A., a Masters degree in Infectious Diseases from U.C.L.A. Medical School, and a Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of Southern California. He continued his research studies with the aid of an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship. Currently he is a Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology, Linnean Society of London, Royal Society of Health, and the American Institute of Chemists. He has authored and co-authored over 65 texts, laboratory manuals, study guides and instructor's manuals in the areas of anatomy, microbiology, physiology, sexually transmitted diseases, and medical terminology. He has served as Chair of Precollege Education for the American Society of Microbiology for 12 years and is a reviewer for Science Books and Films.
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