Expert on global pandemics to speak at PCFR

  The main types of influenza viruses in humans. Solid squares show the appearance of a new strain, causing recurring influenza pandemics. Broken lines indicate uncertain strain identifications.

The main types of influenza viruses in humans. Solid squares show the appearance of a new strain, causing recurring influenza pandemics. Broken lines indicate uncertain strain identifications.

Rand Stoneburner, M.D., the distinguished international epidemiologist, will speak at the April 19 meeting of the Providence Committee on Foreign Relations (thepcfr.org; pcfremail@gmail.com). Dr. Stoneburner, who has done extensive work with the World Health Organization and other major public health organizations,  will talk about Zika, Ebola and what he sees as the biggest global disease threat – an influenza pandemic.  He’ll have some graphics.

Meanwhile, see:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-trump-administration-is-ill-prepared-for-a-global-pandemic/2017/04/08/59605bc6-1a49-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html?utm_term=.45d46676dada&wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1