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Mutants, Mosquitoes and Mad Cows:

Close Encounter with Emerging Infectious Diseases

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall, W1020

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host the “Mutants, Mosquitoes and Mad Cows: Close Encounter with Emerging Infectious Diseases” seminar on Wednesday, November 12, 2003, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. A panel of experts will address SARS, West Nile virus, and mad cow disease—their origins, prevention and control, and the role of the media in communicating health information to the public.

“Mutants, Mosquitoes and Mad Cows” is for anyone interested in learning more about emerging epidemics and their potential threats to the public’s health and to their own personal well-being. Public health professionals working in the local, state and national arenas, especially those responsible for the prevention and control of infectious diseases, are encouraged to attend.

Speakers include: Richard Johnson, MD, professor of Neurology, Microbiology, and Neuroscience Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health; Diane Griffin, MD, PhD, professor and chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute; and Duane Gubler, ScD, director, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colo. Lawrence K. Altman, MD, chief medical correspondent, The New York Times , is also invited to speak.

“Mutants, Mosquitoes, and Mad Cows” webcast 

Public Affairs Media Contacts for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Tim Parsons or Kenna Brigham at 410-955-6878 or