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Science Cafe

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Thursday, March 29th 7pm-8:30pm Free

Science Cafe: Then and Now: Preparedness for a Flu Pandemic in 2018 vs. 1918
The 1918 flu pandemic killed more people than World Wars I and II combined and remains the deadliest pandemic on record. Our understanding of the flu has come a long way since then, but are we really any better prepared? We will review the current state of flu surveillance, prevention, and medical countermeasures and consider how far we’ve come and how far we still have left to go.

About the Speaker

Dr. Zack Moore is the State Epidemiologist with the North Carolina Division of Public Health, where he oversees the areas of communicable disease, occupational and environmental epidemiology, and public health preparedness and response. He is trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease and has been involved with flu surveillance in North Carolina for more than 10 years.

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