Venue/Location: Bagdad Theater, 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Phone: (503) 467-7521
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 7:00 PM
OMSI Science Pub:
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
Presenter: David Quammen, is the author of Spillover and The Song of the Dodo
Admission: $5.00 suggested cover charge
21 and over, or minor with adult
In this age of speedy travel, we hear troubling news reports of diseases that could threaten a worldwide pandemic: Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia. What those reports fail to mention is that such phenomena are part of a single pattern: the bugs that transmit these diseases all originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover.
David Quammen, is the author of Spillover and The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is the recipient of a John Burroughs Medal and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.