The bigger the evolutionary jump, the more lethal cross-species diseases could be

A disease jumping from a buffalo to a cow is making a short evolutionary jump, and is less likely to be fatal. A disease jumping from a buffalo to a cat involves a larger evolutionary jump and a higher chance of death. Luckily, this lethality may cause the disease to spread poorly amongst its new hosts.

Special Pathogens of Concern

.This course facilitates learners to describe pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a biocontainment unit and to distinguish between concepts of infectious, communicable, and hazardous as they relate to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. Participants will also be able to describe the clinical presentation of selected special pathogens from the two broad categories: viral hemorrhagic fevers and the highly pathogenic respiratory viruses.

Biological Hazards

A reference guide on these biological hazards: Anthrax, Brucellosis, Q-fever, Glanders and Melioidosis, Plague, Tularemia, Bacillus anthracis PPE Wash Water Decontamination, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever (including Ebola and Marburg), Smallpox, Tick-Borne Encephalitis, Botulism, and Ricin poisoning.