Monkeypox: Old Foe, New MovementsWebcasts & Online
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 12:30 – 1:30pm EDT
Monkeypox has passed between animals and humans for millennia, though its origins might not have been monkeys or humans, but possibly rodents instead. What can the natural history of Monkeypox tell us about the current outbreak?
Dr. Agam Rao, an infectious disease specialist from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will share her work tracking monkeypox outbreaks and offer the latest information to help us navigate this public health emergency. Ashley Peery, educator for the Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, will moderate the discussion.
12:30 p.m. Washington, DC; 9:30 a.m. Los Angeles; 1:30 a.m. Tokyo; 5:30 p.m. London
This program is offered as part of NMNH’s new series: Shared Planet Shared Health, and will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
Image Caption: Colorized scanning electron micrograph of monkeypox virus (blue) on the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (pink). (Credit: NIAID)
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