Michael Gregor, MD, author of Bird Flu: A Virus of our own Hatching -- http://birdflubook.com/ -- is giving a talk this Tuesday. It will likely be excellent. I encourage anyone and everyone to go. Please pass the word on.
Tuesday, April 3, 12:00pm
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Auditorium 1525 Grace Crum Rollins Building
1518 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
Surviving the Next Pandemic:
Bird Flu and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases
Leading public health authorities now predict as inevitable a pandemic of influenza, triggered by bird flu and expected to lead to millions of deaths around the globe. The influenza virus has existed for millions of years as an innocuous intestinal virus of wild ducks. What turned a harmless waterborne duck virus into a killer? In an engaging multimedia presentation, Dr. Michael Greger traces the human role in the evolution of this virus. In the face of the coming pandemic, Dr. Greger reveals what we can do to protect our families and what society can do to reduce the likelihood of such potential catastrophes in the future.