Infectious Diseases and Public Health

  • April 25, 2015
  • 2:00 pm
  • National Music Centre: Stage One

Hantavirus. Avian flu mutations. Novovirus. The human migration of peoples, either through permanent relocation or as a result of cheap air travel, has consequently meant the human migration of disease in real time. President Obama was forced to brief the media on the Ebola outbreak as if it were a war. As global health issues rise to the primacy on both the foreign and domestic policy agendas, nowhere is the need for concerted global action clearer than in the case of virulent infectious diseases.

Dr Natasha Crowcroft, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Public Health Ontario, and Dr Ubaka Ogbogu, University of Alberta, separate the issues from the panic with moderator Judy Aldous, CBC.

  • Free

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