1383. Japanese Encephalitis Virus: An Airplane Ride Away
Session: Symposium: Emerging and Retreating Mosquito-Borne Infections
Sunday, October 23, 2011: 8:15 AM
Room: 253ABC

Marc Fischer, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA 30333, GA

Dr. Fischer is Chief of the Surveillance and Epidemiology Activity in the Arboviral Diseases Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Fort Collins, Colorado. He joined CDC in 1994 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in the Childhood and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch in the Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases. From 1999 to 2005, Dr. Fischer served as Director of the CDC Unexplained Deaths and Critical Illnesses Project (UNEX). He moved to the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases in 2005. Current activities and research interests include surveillance and epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses, and development and implementation of arboviral vaccines. Dr. Fischer received his bachelorís and medical degrees from Duke University, and his master of public health from the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Childrenís Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Fischer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). He is the CDC Lead of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Japanese encephalitis vaccine working group, CDC Liaison to the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book Committee), and an editor for The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

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