Infectious Disease: NASPHV

The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) is a professional organization of over 150 public health veterinarians established in 1953 as the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Veterinarians. Since the early 1990s, the organization has hosted its annual meeting in conjunction with the CSTE Annual Conference. The organization works with CSTE and several other partner organizations to promote the role of veterinarians in public health and to address zoonotic issues of public health concern. The collaboration between CSTE and NASPHV broadens the partnerships with both organizations with state and federal agricultural, wildlife, and laboratory agencies and numerous professional associations associated with veterinarians, wildlife management, and agriculture. CSTE and NASPHV continue to be a resource to national and local regulatory bodies and policy forums regarding issues related to surveillance and public health practice.

NASPHV periodically holds compendia to develop and revise standardized national recommendations for zoonotic disease issues. In addition, a multidisciplinary workgroup formed in 2011 to discuss Q fever outbreaks and develop useable and concise recommendations for addressing human and animal health considerations when responding to Q fever events.

2013 Animal Contact Compendium Letter
2013 Compendium of Measures to Prevent Diseases Associated with Animals in Public Settings
2012 Public Health Implications of Brucella Canis Infections in Humans: Summary of Findings and Recommendations

2011 Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control
For more information, visit the NASPHV website or contact Nicole Bryan. Click here to view other Infectious Disease Steering Committee activities.