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The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
THE FLU OUTBREAK: What You Need to Know
Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th Floor
NEW SERIES TIME: Noon– 1:00pm ET
Please RSVP to [email protected]
More than a half million deaths each year around the world result from flu-related respiratory illnesses. This year, flu has grabbed particular headlines, driven by an early start to flu season and the dominance of a particularly severe flu strain, H3N2. The flu is most dangerous to people with underlying health problems, as well as individuals over age 65 and young children. However, each year flu cases involving young, otherwise apparently healthy people raise flags. In this Forum, experts in epidemiology, immunology, and health policy will place this year’s flu season in context. They will explore vaccine development, prevention and treatment and address growing concerns globally as this particularly virulent outbreak gains the potential to spread further — ultimately asking is there a better way to stop the flu?
Alfred DeMaria, Medical Director for the Bureau of Infectious Disease of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Yonatan Grad, Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology and Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Tim Uyeki, Chief Medical Officer, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
Peter Thomson, Environment Editor, PRI’s The World
Can’t Attend in Person? Watch at ForumHSPH.org
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We'll also be conducting a live chat on The Forum’s THE FLU OUTBREAK web page.
The Forum will accommodate as many questions as we can during a limited Q&A. If time does not allow for us to ask your question, we encourage you to continue the conversation by posting comments on our website at ForumHSPH.org.