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Going Viral: Ebola… MERS… ??? Are We Prepared for the Next Outbreak?

09/16/15     New York, NY

AHCJ chapter eventPresented by the Association of Health Care Journalists and Science Writers in New York 

In West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, more than 12,000 people were infected and 6,476 died. Almost 3,000 people were quarantined and more than 10 died in the recent MERS outbreak in Asia. What happens next time?

A vaccine against Ebola has been successfully tested in Africa. Will it be effective or will the virus mutate and become an even bigger threat?

Speakers Include:

Stephen S. Morse, Ph.D., director of USAID Early Warning Project, Prof. Clinical Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Peter Palese, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Microbiology; Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; The Threat of RNA Viruses: From Pandemic Influenza to Ebola

Wednesday, September 16, 5:30–8:30pm
5:30–6 p.m. registration, networking
6:00 – 8:30 Panel Discussion
Doors open at 5:30 and program begins at 6 p.m. sharp.

New York State Health Foundation, 1385 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, Between 37-38th Streets, NYC