Experiences in the "Hot Zone" Cols. Nancy and Gerald Jaax Visit the CVM
On April 11, 1997, the College of Veterinary Medicine was host to Cols. Nancy and Gerald Jaax of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease (USAMRIID). Their presentation focused on the purpose of USAMRIID and its role in the 1989 outbreak of the Ebola Reston virus at a monkey quarantine facility in Reston, VA. Gerald and Nancy Jaax are 1972 and 1973 graduates of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, both served as members of the Army Veterinary Corp. Both later transferred to USAMRIID to receive advanced training. Gerald Jaax, now a diplomate of the American College 'of Laboratory Animal Medicine, was previously director of laboratory animal medicine training at USAMRIID. Nancy Jaax, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists is currently in charge of pathology training at USAMRIID. They have also served as consultants to the Surgeon General.