Possible Person-to-Person Transmission of Mycobacterium bovis - Nebraska 2014-2015 (1376)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Preventive Medicine
Tuesday |  8:00 AM -  8:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217C



Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Bryan Buss serves as a Commander (CDR) in the US Public Health Service (PHS) assigned as a Career Epidemiology Field Officer (CEFO) to the Epidemiology and Informatics Unit in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, CDR Buss serves as Nebraska Deputy State Epidemiologist and State Public Health Veterinarian; leads outbreak investigations; works to assess and enhance epidemiologic, surveillance, and workforce capacity; and provides epidemiologic expertise to surveillance, preparedness, and response activities. As a PHS Officer, he stands ready to deploy in support federal response and humanitarian activities. CDR Buss received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1985, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Iowa State University in 1989, and Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Iowa in 2005, and he is diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


During 2014, two human cases M. bovis were identified in Nebraska. Case and contact investigations were initiated to identify persons with possible human-to-human transmission after exposure to M. bovis TB cases.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will learn about an investigation in Nebraska which documented possible human-to-human transmission of M. bovis

2. Participants will learn about risk factors, diagnostic techniques, and clinical aspects of human illnesses regarding M. bovis infections