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Pandemic Prevention: Swine Flu and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases

Presenter: Dr. Michael Greger
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Dr. Michael Greger
Dr. Michael Greger

Influenza pandemics, triggered by bird or swine flu viruses, have the potential to kill millions of people. 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 and suggests what society can do to reduce the likelihood of such potential catastrophes in the future.

About the Presenter Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on many important public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions, testified before Congress, and was an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture for Humane Society International, and is a faculty member of Humane Society University, where he teaches Global Animal Issues in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Greger is a licensed general practitioner and founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Greger's nutrition work can be found at NutritionFacts.org