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.
Infectious Disease and Public Health Physician; Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center
Chief, Applied Diagnostics Branch, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases