Chair (2014-2017): Meredith M. Clancy
In early September 2014, Infectious Disease and
Disaster Preparedness Committees were advised that EC desired merging of
Disaster Preparedness into Infectious Disease.
This change was recommended by EC due to a not infrequent cause for
disaster preparation being an infectious disease
Co-Chair, Infectious Disease (2014-2017): Paige Brock
Co-Chair, Disaster Preparedness (2014-2015): Yvonne Nadler
"The Infectious Disease Committee (IDC) of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) strives to disseminate, in a timely fashion, information on emerging and existing infectious diseases,including zoonoses and emphasizing infectious agents that compromise the health of captive and free-ranging wildlife and threaten human health. The IDC also spearheads the development of guidelines for the prevention and management of infectious diseases in captive and free-ranging wildlife. Working closely with the AZA AHC, USAHA, AAZV, and allied organizations in the zoo, wildlife, veterinary, and human medical fields, the IDC distributes information and guidelines via journals, websites, and presentations to professionals working in the zoo, wildlife, domestic, and human health fields and to the public."
Member Information Section
Click HERE for committee reports, procedures, links and contact information
For information see, Current/Emerging Diseases
Report of the Committee on Captive Wildlife and Alternative Livestock 2009
Primate Safety Guidelines
Diagnosis and Control of Johne's Disease - a New NRC Book