Large scale impacts from rapidly spreading diseases have always been a feature of life on earth. Unbeknownst to most of us, predictions of bat-borne viruses emerging in wet-markets in Asia and spreading around the world have been a feature of epidemiology meetings for many years.

It’s a platform that largely focuses on global threats to human health posed by pandemics of infectious, zoonotic diseases, such as COVID-19 and highly pathogenic avian influenza or HPAI. Its work is directed towards surveillance and prediction to identify hot spots, early detection, preparedness, and response capacity.

Join us as Professor Perkins joins BrisScience to discuss zoonoses with a focus on diseases with pandemic potential. He’ll also be sharing amazing stories of research leading to improved prediction, detection and management of disease threats.

This is a free streamed event using Zoom webinar, however registration is essential and numbers are limited. You do not need to create a Zoom account to attend this webinar. Only one registration per device is needed. For example, if two people are watching from the one computer, you should only register one booking.

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