Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Epidemics have been with us since people began living in cities. “An almost inevitable accompaniment to the fevers, and the coughs and other symptoms of these epidemics has been fear,” says Jeffrey Koplan, director of the Emory Global Health Institute and a former director of the CDC.
The hit movie “Contagion” begs the question, how will the CDC control the next outbreak and the public panic? You can ask CDC experts, including members of the elite Epidemic Intelligence Service, during two live Twitter chats, on Friday, Sept. 16 and Monday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m.
You can follow #CDCcontagion live on Twitter, and you can also submit questions in advance to @CDCgov.
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