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Re: Bird Flu and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases

Posted by luciedove on 6/10/07
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    On 6/10/07, rose wrote:
    > 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?

    I don't know -- you can contact Dr. Greger to find out. Or
    you can buy the book. Check on his website and you can send
    him an email.

    Thanks for your interest.

    NY Bird Club