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Adventures in the Hot Zone: Studying Ebola, Smallpox, Anthrax, and other Deadly Infectious Diseases
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
Featured Speaker: Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC Director of the Institute for Biosecurity, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University
Microorganisms that cause infectious diseases are invisible, often deadly, and can result in massive outbreaks that span the globe. Professionals who study infectious diseases are at the forefront of scientific discovery and potentially at risk from these pathogenic agents. Little is known about many existing pathogens, such as Ebola, and new emerging infectious diseases are identified every year.
Dr. Terri Rebmann is an infectious disease epidemiologist who studies bioterrorism, pandemics, and emerging infectious diseases. She discusses the impact of infectious organisms both in the U.S. and globally, how infectious disease outbreaks occur naturally or could be induced intentionally, and the rewards and challenges of working with these deadly agents.
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome! Check with your teacher, you may be able to attend for extra credit! Proof of attendance available following the presentation.