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  • Wrath Goes Viral

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by Science & the City

      • Registration Closed

    Swine Flu. SARS. Ebola. Over the past several years, it feels like the planet is awash in infectious diseases just waiting to get into our systems and wipe us off the face of the earth. Popular films such as Contagion have captured the public imagination, while trying to paint a scientifically accurate portrait of just how close we might be to the next global pandemic.

    Dr. Ian Lipkin served as the science adviser for the film Contagion while Dr. Dan Jernigan is a captain in the US Public Health Service. Both scientists have dedicated their lives to understanding and preventing global pandemics of epic proportions. David Quammen goes right to the source of where diseases jump between animals and humans and journalist Maryn McKenna works the emerging infectious beat.

    This October, go beyond the silver screen and learn about the science behind real-life emerging infectious diseases from leading virologists and journalists.

    Reception and book signing to follow.

    Registration Pricing

    Member $15
    Nonmember Student $20
    Nonmember $25

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