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Re: Bird Flu and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases

Posted by rose on 6/10/07
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    On 6/05/07, New York Bird Club wrote:
    > Sunday, September 16th
    > Surviving the Next Pandemic:
    > Bird Flu and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases
    > Dr. Michael Greger, M.D.
    > Time: 1 PM
    > Location: 242 E. 53 Street
    > Ground Floor
    > New York, NY
    > (next door to Quest Book Shoppe)
    > Diseases leading public health authorities now predict as
    > inevitable a pandemic of influenza, triggered by bird flu
    > and expected to lead to millions of deaths around the
    > globe. The influenza virus has existed for millions of
    > years as an innocuous intestinal virus of wild ducks. What
    > turned a harmless waterborne duck virus into a killer? In
    > an engaging multimedia presentation, Dr. Michael Greger
    > traces the human role in the evolution of this virus. In
    > the face of the coming pandemic, Dr. Greger reveals what
    > we can do to protect our families, and what society can do
    > to reduce the likelihood of such potential catastrophes in
    > the future.
    > Michael Greger, M.D., is Director of Public Health and
    > Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United
    > States. An internationally recognized lecturer, he has
    > presented at the Conference on World Affairs, the National
    > Institutes of Health, and the Bird Flu Summit, among
    > countless other symposia and institutions, and was invited
    > as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the
    > infamous "meat defamation" trial. Dr. Greger is a graduate
    > of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the
    > Tufts University.
    > Michael Greger, M.D.
    > Director, Public Health and Animal Agriculture
    > The Humane Society of the United States
    > 2100 L St, N.W. Washington, DC 20037
    > direct line: 301-258-3110
    > fax: 301-258-3081
    > No admission charge.
    > All proceeds from book sales will go to charity.
    > Sponsored by The New York Bird Club

    I hope the text of his speech will be made available on the
    website for those of us who can't attend?