Hume Field

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Hume Field, BVSc, MSc, Ph.D. Principal Veterinary Epidemiologist (Emerging Diseases), Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland, Australia.

"Dr. Field is a nationally and internationally recognized specialist on emerging infectious diseases associated with wildlife, both from an animal and public health perspective. He was one of two Australian veterinarians invited by the Malaysian government to join the international Nipah virus outbreak response team in 1999 and one of three international consultants engaged by the UN World Health Organization to investigate the origin of SARS in China in May 2003. He has been published extensively, and in 2000, was co-recipient of the Charles C Shepard Science Award for the most outstanding peer-reviewed research paper published by CDC/ATSDR. In addition to wildlife disease ecology and disease emergence from wildlife, Hume has a strong interest in epidemiological modelling. He is currently developing a series of state-transition models to examine the dynamics of Hendra virus infection in flying fox populations." [1]

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  1. Associates, Consortium for Conservation Medicine, accessed December 2, 2008.