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Science Pub - SPILLOVER: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Doors open at 5:00pm.  Most Science Pubs fill quickly, so come early for food, drink, and to get a seat!

Science Pub is open to ages 21+, or minor with adult.

$5 suggested cover charge

Since the doors open at 5 pm, I would appreciate if some of you could show up early to help safe seats for the people that come later! Please mention in your RSVP if you are able to be there around 5 pm.

In this age of speedy travel, we hear troubling news reports of diseases that could threaten a worldwide pandemic: Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia. What those reports fail to mention is that such phenomena are part of a single pattern: the bugs that transmit these diseases all originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Quammen, is the author of Spillover and The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is the recipient of a John Burroughs Medal and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

 

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    I was there, but I never actually found the group.

    October 23, 2012

  • Heather

    Interesting lecture. I enjoy these so much more when the presenter has a sense of humor, as was the case here. I'd be more inclined to read the book, however, if there wasn't so much in there about bats!

    October 23, 2012

  • Charrese E.

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    October 21, 2012

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