1st virtual Meeting of the Leptospirosis Subgroup

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Jue, 12/05/2013 - 10:00 - 12:00
Conf call, facilitated by PAHO

Participants: Dr. Sandra Vokaty; Dr. Saed Rahaman; Dr. Marquita Gittens-St.Hilaire; Dr. Shalaudin Ahmed; Dr. Lennox St. Aimee; Trevorne Douglas; Emmanuel Joseph

Members were reminded by Dr. Rahaman, who chaired the meeting, of the activities that were agreed upon earlier this year in Dominica. These include the following:

  1. 1- Gather any communication materials, posters, videos, flyers, leaflets or other promotional documents for Leptospirosis public or occupational awareness, post them on the CaribVET website and disseminate these through the network.  
  1. 2- Update or create fact sheets on Leptospirosis for 3 priority target groups:  farmers, pet owners, general public.
  2. 3- Develop terms of reference for a literature review on Leptospirosis in the Caribbean.
  3. 4- Develop a fact sheet on the epidemiology of Leptospirosis for medical doctors, health care officers.  The objective is to improve knowledge of the disease, include leptospirosis in differential diagnosis, and ask relevant questions in patient history taken to determine risk factors of exposure. 

The purpose of this meeting would be to review the activities that were agreed upon in Dominica, and to put them into a work-plan with a timeframe and assign persons to the activities.


Detailed meeting report will be soon posted online.











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