The University of the West Indies (UWI), in collaboration with the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development, hosted a symposium on Zoonoses on Sunday.
Zoonoses are infectious diseases of animals (usually vertebrates) that can naturally be transmitted to humans such as tuberculosis, leptospirosis and yellow fever.
The symposium, held at UWI, St Augustine, was streamed live at the Scarborough General Hospital for participants in Tobago. Professor Bharat Bassaw, Deputy Dean, Outreach and Continued Medical Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI, was present at the hospital for the the live stream as were Health Secretary Dr Agatha Carrington, Health Division Administrator Karen Ottley, staff of the Division and Tobago Regional Health Authority and veterinarians.
Certificates of participation were awarded to attendees at the symposium.