Sunday, September 16th
Surviving the Next Pandemic:
Bird Flu and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases
Dr. Michael Greger, M.D.
Time: 1 PM
Location: 242 E. 53 Street
New York, NY
(next door to Quest Book Shoppe)
Diseases leading public health authorities now predict as inevitable a pandemic of influenza, triggered by bird flu and expected to lead to millions of deaths around the globe. The influenza virus has existed for millions of years as an innocuous intestinal virus of wild ducks. What turned a harmless waterborne duck virus into a killer? In an engaging multimedia presentation, Dr. Michael Greger traces the human role in the evolution of this virus. In the face of the coming pandemic, Dr. Greger reveals what we can do to protect our families, and what society can do to reduce the likelihood of such potential catastrophes in the future.
Michael Greger, M.D., is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. An internationally recognized lecturer, he has presented at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University.
Michael Greger, M.D.
Director, Public Health and Animal Agriculture
The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L St, N.W. Washington, DC 20037
direct line: 301-258-3110
No admission charge.
All proceeds from book sales will go to charity.
Sponsored by the New York Bird Club
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