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Wednesday, January 30 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Outbreak

: Fighting Diseases in a Changing World

Some of the most infectious and harmful pathogens originate in wildlife, infect humans, and spread rapidly around the world. Viruses such as Ebola and influenza have caused outbreaks that killed thousands of people in the last five years alone. What would you do if an Ebola or influenza outbreak were unfolding in your community?

In this program, you'll hear from experts from Boston University's Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Learn about infectious diseases that affect millions of people all over the world, then work with other participants to explore strategies of outbreak response and prevention by considering lessons learned from diseases we've managed to eradicate.

Join us for a fun and interactive evening where you decide how your community handles these outbreaks.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Due to limited space, an RSVP is required to attend. Please email forumrsvp@mos.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Location

Museum of Science

Audience

Recommended for: Grades 10 – adults

Public Event

Separate ticket required. Cost: Free

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