Is a New Pandemic Inevitable?

Professor Edward Holmes

Can science prevent a global disaster?

Wednesday, 17 September, 6-7.30pm

Venue Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, The University of Sydney

Professor Edward C. Holmes, NHMRC Australia Fellow, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Sydney Medical School, School of Biological Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre.

The potentially devastating impact of the Ebola virus has made headlines around the world and many have been surprised to learn there is no proven treatment. Understanding the origins of viral pandemics, such as Ebola, and how to prevent them is one of the major challenges facing modern medical science.

In this lecture, leading virus expert Professor Edward Holmes will discuss the most likely origins of a new pandemic, what scientists are doing to prevent the development and spread of such a disease, and what individuals - especially travellers - should know in order to protect themselves.

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