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Experts talk on The Emerging Coronavirus Epidemic: Protecting our communities and ourselves

5:15pm Wednesday 12 February
University of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street | Wellington

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This forum will provide a valuable update on this growing epidemic. Topics will include what we know, such as the role of face masks and personal protective equipment in preventing the spread of coronavirus, and what still remains relatively unknown such as the seriousness of the epidemic and the potential for it to become a global pandemic.


Chair: Professor Michael Baker, Director, Health Environment Infection Research Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington

Michael Baker is a public health physician and infectious disease epidemiologist who is actively involved in tracking emerging infectious diseases and advising on the response.

Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head of the Biosecurity Research Program, Kirby Institute, University of NSW, Sydney

Raina MacIntyre is one of the world’s leading researchers on biosecurity and the public health response to biosecurity threats.

Professor Nick Wilson, Director of BODE3, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington

Nick Wilson is a public health physician and epidemiologist who is an active researcher on the population impact of pandemic diseases.

All welcome. 

This talk is also available by livestream.

See details of all Summer Talks, part of the 2020 Public Health Summer School

Date Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Time 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Audience All University,Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationNordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D (follow the signs), University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown

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