Pandemic! Globalization and the new plagues

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Allen & Overy Lecture The earliest gains in life expectancy were made by understanding infectious diseases, first through epidemiology and then through microbiology. So what process govern the spread of infections in populations? Why do some pathogens come and go while others are very persistent? Why are we now facing new threats from BSE, SARS and bird flu, and how worried should we be?

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This event was on Tue, 12 Feb 2008

Christopher Dye

Professor Christopher Dye

Professor of Physic

Professor Dye was the Gresham Professor of Physic between 2005 and 2009. He is based at the World Health Organization, where he evaluates epidemiological and...

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