OMSI Science Pub presents a special author event on Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne) – SPILLOVER: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic:
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.
The presenter is David Quammen, author of Spillover and The Song of the Dodo, among other books.
The science begins at 7 p.m. but arrive early to secure your beer, grub, and a seat! There’s a $5.00 suggested donation/cover charge. Minors with adults are welcome, otherwise this event is 21 and over.
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