Rabies in the Serengeti: The Search for Answers
Rabies is the most lethal of all infectious diseases and kills over 60,000 people each year in Africa and Asia, mainly children. A statistic made even more tragic by the fact that an effective vaccine was developed over 100 years ago.
When rabies began wiping out wild carnivores from the Serengeti ecosystem, the search was on for from the source. This is the story of the search for the cause of rabies and how our new understanding of the virus gives us clues to how it might eventually be controlled. A rare win-win for humans and wildlife alike.
This free event is part of the Pacific Science Center’s Global Health and Development lecture series. Sponsors for this event are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington Global Health Alliance. The event is free though registration is required. Registration will be open in early April.
May 14 7-9pm
Pacific Science Center, Seattle
Doors open at 6:40pm
Enter at the north entrance of the center.
Food and drink are available for purchase at the event.
- May 14, 2019
Rabies in the Serengeti: The Search for Answers.Featuring: Dr. Felix Lankester
Rabies is the most lethal of all infectious diseases and kills over 60,000 people, mainly children, each year. When rabies began wiping out wild carnivores from the Serengeti ecosystem, the search was on for the source. The findings, and subsequent research, have led us to understand how we might eliminate this terrifying disease for good.
- November 12, 2019
Fighting Anti-Microbial Resistance on a Global ScaleModerator: TBD
Panelists: Dr. Tom Kawula, WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
- December 10, 2019
What’s Next in Global Health ResearchModerator: Dr. Tom Kawula, WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
Panelists: WSU Allen School and UW graduate students
Issues in global health are consistently evolving. Join Dr. Kawula as he talks with graduate students from WSU and UW to learn about their research and how it will impact current and future global health challenges.