Past Event

Spillover: The Rise of New Global Disease Epidemics

Wed, Oct 10 2012 - 6:00pm

Spillover: The Rise of New Viral Disease Epidemics

David Quammen, Science, Nature and Travel Writer; Author, Spillover

The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to be getting worse. In this age of speedy travel, it could threaten a worldwide pandemic. The bugs that transmit some of these serious infectious diseases share one thing: They originate in wild animals and pass ailments to humans by a process called spillover. Quammen will discuss his global quest to learn how, why and from where these diseases emerge.

MLF: Health & Medicine/Science & Technology
Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Bill Grant