Marburg Virus Disease: Epidemiology, Screening, and Infection Prevention Strategies
Recorded On: 04/27/2023
This webinar will cover an overview of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD), including the current epidemiology involving two concurrent outbreaks occurring outside the United States and the risk of importation of disease into the U.S. The primary focus of the webinar will be how to prepare a healthcare facility to identify and respond to a potential or known case of MVD. The webinar will discuss how to screen patients for MVD, clinical signs/symptoms, diagnostic testing, isolation precautions, patient placement, occupational health risks for staff providing care to an MVD patient, and strategies for reducing disease spread of MVD across healthcare settings.
Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Director, Institute for Biosecurity; Professor
Saint Louis University, Institute for Biosecurity
Dr. Terri Rebmann is the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Director of the Institute for Biosecurity, and a Professor of Epidemiology in the Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice. She is a PhD Nurse researcher with an emphasis in infectious disease emergency preparedness. In addition, she is board certified in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology and an APIC Fellow. Her past work experience includes research and clinical practice with HIV/AIDS patients and hospital infection prevention and epidemiology. In her current role as Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, she is responsible for providing administrative support to all academic programs in the College for Public Health and Social Justice. In her current position with the Institute for Biosecurity as the Director, she is responsible for managing all aspects of the Institute’s Certificate, MPH, and PhD academic programs, as well as teaching classes in the programs and conducting research. Her research areas of focus include healthcare and public health professional disaster preparedness, long-term use of respiratory protection, and addressing barriers to vaccine uptake. She publishes and lectures on bioterrorism, pandemic planning, emerging infectious diseases, and infection prevention practices on a national basis. Dr. Rebmann has served on several national and international task forces and committees aimed at minimizing morbidity and mortality related to emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism threats. Examples include being a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) COVID-19 Task Force, a member of the APIC Ebola Task Force, and being a former member and Chair of the APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee.
Rosa Lozano, MPH, CIC
Assistant Vice President, Infection Prevention
Rosa Lozano is the Assistant Vice President of Infection Prevention for Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio, Texas. She leads and mentors a team of 17 infection preventionists across nine hospitals, and several outpatient facilities in central and south Texas, championing comprehensive infection prevention programs, and collaborating with healthcare teams to drive patient and healthcare worker safety. She is passionate about mentorship and leadership growth for Infection Preventionists, and emerging healthcare leaders.
Rosa currently serves as the Chair of the Emerging Infectious Disease Taskforce for the Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology (APIC), representing 15,000 infection prevention members globally. She has also served on the APIC Communication Committee, and APIC Public Policy Committee. She is board certified in Infection Prevention and Control, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from The University of Texas, and a Master of Public Health degree in Healthcare Systems, Management, and Policy from the Colorado School of Public Health.
the WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Victoria (Vicky) Willet is a Registered Nurse with Certification in Infection Control (CIC®) and over 20 years’ experience in Infection Prevention & Control (IPC). Previously, Vicky was the Team Lead of the Infection Prevention and Control Regional Support Team-North at Public Health Ontario, where she worked with across all health sectors to support and promote implementation of best practices in IPC. Vicky has been with the WHO Health Emergencies Programme since 2020 supporting readiness and response for various emergencies including the COVID-19 pandemic, Ebola, Marburg and MPOX outbreaks.