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Contagion: Movie Screening + CDC Panel

The Atlanta Science Festival is screening the movie Contagion as part of its Science on the Screen programming.  Dr. Harold Jaffe, Associate Director for Science at CDC, will moderate and a panel of three CDC scientists will discuss the movie.  Full details about the panel and the screening are available here.

When:  Thursday, March 27, 2014 – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Emory University, White Hall 208, 301 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322
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With every new flu strain we are reminded that a life-threatening disease could spread across the globe in a matter of days. What role would Atlanta’s Center for Disease Control & Prevention play in this kind of public health crisis? Steven Soderbergh’s riveting “Contagion” imagines the unfolding of such a deadly pandemic and our response to it.

The Georgia State Library has many resources about epidemics, pandemics, infectious diseases and disaster management.