Throughout history our planet has dealt with plagues like the Bubonic plague, pandemic flu, HIV, and the current contagion Ebola. Using these health threats as a lens, this lecture discusses lessons learned and ways to prepare for future health threats. Especially in light of the negative impact of population growth and international travel on infectious disease preparedness it is important to establish systems to rapidly identify new pathogens and restrict their spread. 

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.

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