Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive

Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive

Recorded On: 11/30/2023

Summary: Zoonotic Diseases are transmitted between farm animals and humans and can pose additional risks to those who are pregnant. According to the World Health Organization, more than half of all human pathogens are zoonotic and have represented nearly all emerging pathogens during the past decade. Farmers and farmworkers have higher levels of risk for contracting zoonotic diseases because of the frequency of their exposure to animals. Prevention is the best defense. Understanding how the disease transmission process works, building a team, and effectively communicating within that team is essential in preventing the spread of zoonotic disease. Women working in agriculture should be aware of the following special considerations during pregnancy, which animals are common carriers of zoonotic disease, symptoms of the disease(s), prevention measures, and pregnancy risks.

Intended Audience: Supervisor or Managers: This training is intended primarily for health and safety professionals including but not limited to owner/operators, safety officers or specialists, managers, supervisors, safety coordinators, health safety and environmental interns, and any person or persons who serve as safety personnel in an agricultural setting.

Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…

  • Define zoonotic disease and identify various modes of transmission
  • Identify a minimum of four significant zoonotic diseases affecting the production agricultural population
  • Discuss warning signs and symptoms of major zoonotic diseases which have adverse effects for reproductive health
  • Locate a minimum of three recommended educational resources for use in training an agricultural workforce

This material was produced under grant number SH-05068-SH8 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Pre Test- Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
Webinar: Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive
Recorded 03/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 03/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Post Test- Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Evaluation: Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive
6 Questions
1.00 Online Education Hour credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 Online Education Hour credit  |  Certificate available

Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH

Public Health and Equity Director

AgriSafe Network

Mrs. Knesha Rose-Davison serves as the Public Health and Equity Director for AgriSafe Network. She has over 17 years of public health experience in maternal and child health, community health, health disparities, and advocacy. In May 2016, she joined AgriSafe Network as their health communications director, quickly growing into their public health programs director, where she managed employer-employee safety training for youth working in agriculture, opioid safety for health providers and agricultural workers, and women’s health topics. Knesha obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (2002) and a Master of Public Health (2006) from Northern Illinois University. In June 2016, she obtained a certificate in Agricultural Medicine focused on rural occupational health, environmental health, and safety. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and the Louisiana Public Health Association, where she serves in leadership. Knesha is passionate about serving vulnerable populations and ensuring health access and equity, and she aligns all her work with these causes.

Alberta Longone-Messer, RNC, PPCNP-BC

Alberta Longone-Messer, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner has worked for over 30 years as a pediatric nurse practitioner in New Hampshire, Florida and Maine. Mrs. Messer was the former Director/CEO of Nurse Response. She continues to address the p  ublic health needs of children and the underserved, while promoting effective telephone triage services for the community. She is a volunteer medical/nursing team member with Helping Hands Mission and most recently with Medical Missions Network USA in Guatemala. She is a volunteer Director of the Guatemala Water & Sanitation Project. She is currently a School-Based Health Services Consultant and speaker. Alberta's ongoing involvement in the community and her networking skills are a benefit to RAISE Hope For Lyme. As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she became aware of the seriousness of tick and vector borne diseases with her young patients.  She saw first-hand not only the physical maladies, but the overwhelming mental health issues the children and teens experienced.