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Panel: Zika Virus: Climate and Epidemic in History

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Zika Virus:

Climate and Epidemic in History

Fred Cohan

(Biology)

Bill Johnston

(History)

Jim McGuire

(Government)

The World Health Organization recently declared Zika a public health emergency, as outbreaks continue to spread through throughout tropical South America and Central America. But this mosquito-borne virus has been known to exist in humans since 1952, and its arrival in the Americas took researchers by surprise. What do we know about the role of weather, climate changes, international travel, and human interaction in the spread of the disease? How have organizations responsible for national and international public health responded? How can previous epidemics shed light on this one? What is next?

Tuesday, April 5th, 4:15 PM, PAC 002

This History Matters Series event is sponsored by the Department of History.


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Tue Apr 5, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
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Venue
PAC (Harriman Hall) PAC 002 (Class of 1965 Classroom)
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Venue Address
45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT United States
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Wesleyan Biology/Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department
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