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April 17, 2013

Steven Meshnick, Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Epidemiologist Steve Meshnick explains how public health systems conduct surveillance for emerging infectious diseases and the tools they have to limit their spread. He will discuss his work in fighting malaria in tropical climates and risks to public health at home. Although headlines about contagious diseases capture our attention for a while, maintaining vigilance – and perspective – is often difficult.

TIME: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for Humanities in Action events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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