Risk Factors for Burkholdieria Pseudomallei Seropositivity in Imported and Domestically Borne Macaques (1425)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Preventive Medicine
Tuesday | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217C



Nelva Bryant DVM, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hi, my name is Dr. Nelva Bryant. I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and completed a veterinary pathology residency at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. I am a PHS Veterinarian and have deployed on disaster relief and humanitarian assistance operations. I also have greater than 15 years of veterinary clinical practice experience as a small animal practitioner and relief veterinarian. Additionally, I have had the honor of working at various federal agencies, such as: FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; USDA, Food Safety Inspection Service; DOD, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<br><br>I have a strong interest in zoonotic, emerging, and reemerging diseases and understanding the factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination. I've gained public health training/experience at CDC by pursuing opportunities within the Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, One Health Office, and in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine. I completed a MPH degree at the University of Iowa and during that time I worked with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Conyers, Georgia on a feral swine brucellosis project. <br><br>Presently, I work in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine and help to regulate the importation of animal/animal products and biological agents of public health significance.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


During 2012-2013, CDC staff diagnosed two pig-tailed macaques in their vivarium with clinical melioidosis. Both NHP were imported from a BPM-endemic region and prompted considerable investigation, for the seroprevalence of BPM in is unknown. As a result, a retrospective cohort study was designed to determine the seroprevalence of BPM in pig-tailed macaques and nonpig-tailed macaques (Cynomolgus macaques) from an endemic region to identify potential risk factors for BPM seropositivity.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will learn the seroprevalence of BPM in imported and domestic borne pig-tailed macaques and non pig-tailed macaques (Cynomolgus)

2. Participants will learn if there are any variables influencing seropositivity of the animals