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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Killer Germs: Confronting the Global Menace

"The world may be on the brink of another pandemic. All countries will be affected. Widespread illness will occur." - World Health Organization, 2005

13 million people a year die from infectious diseases worldwide. In the next hour, more than 1,500 will have died from infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, dengue fever, and cholera. New diseases are constantly emerging, and microbes are becoming resistant to cheap and effective "first-line" drugs.

Award winning microbiologist and UBC Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, Dr. Brett Finlay speaks about how modern science and technology provide new ways to prevent and treat diseases.

Not just for the future doctors and scientists of the world, this fascinating discussion sheds light on an issue that should be on everyone's mind. (An Office of UBC International Global Citizenship Speakers Series lecture originally presented on 28-Feb-2006)

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