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NPR Interview with Jonna Mazet on virus hunters and ebola

August 4, 2014

Virus Hunters: Ebola and Tracking Viral Threats

Jonna Mazet—professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, and Principal Investigator and Co-Director of PREDICT—will be a guest on the NPR Kojo Nnamdi Show on Tuesday, August 5, 11 a.m. PST. Listen live

Show description: The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has already claimed more than 700 lives in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. As medical workers on the front lines rush to isolate victims and stop the virus, scientists around the world are racing to identify future hot-spots and learn how human-animal relationships effect outbreaks. Kojo talks with global virus hunters about their work, the deadly Ebola outbreak and how "medical diplomacy" is impacting health from the most remote village to the largest metro area.

Other Guests

Daniel Lucey

Infectious Disease and Public Health Physician; Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center

Randal Schoepp

Chief, Applied Diagnostics Branch, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases