Café Scientifique: 100 Years After 1918: The Looming Threat of Pandemics
In 1918, the influenza pandemic took the lives of more people than World War I, being cited as the most devastating epidemic recorded in world history.
On August 6, join Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, as he discusses the continual threat of pandemics and how infectious diseases have shaped human history. During his presentation, Dr. Adalja will talk about the recent outbreak of Ebola, SARS, and MERS, and how they compare and contrast to the historical outbreaks of plague and smallpox. The overarching aim of this talk is to develop an understanding of what traits and characteristics are required for certain microorganisms to cause global pandemics.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.