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Infectious Diseases: Global Threats to Public Health

Infectious Diseases: Global Threats to Public Health

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Presented By

Presented by the Public Health Research Institute and the New York Academy of Sciences.


Speakers: Stefan Kaufmann, Director, Max Planck Institute for Infectious Diseases, Berlin; Martin Blaser, Chairman, Department of Medicine, NYU Medical Center School of Medicine; Charles Rice, The Rockefeller University; others

New viruses such as West Nile and SARS grab headlines, and threats of bioterror raise public concern about microbes. Yet more familiar communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis C, influenza, and HIV are no less threatening to human health around the globe today.

An Academy preBriefing is available.