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Experts available to comment on 1918 flu pandemic

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November 01, 2017 – Experts from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security are available to media for interviews on the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Those experts and their areas of expertise are:

Eric Toner, MD: how healthcare systems in the United States responded to the 1918 pandemic; potential effects of a pandemic on modern healthcare systems

Monica Schoch-Spana, PhD: effects of the 1918 pandemic on civil society; history of the 1918 pandemic; effects of the 1918 pandemic on Baltimore

Amesh Adalja, MD: why pandemics happen; why the 1918 pandemic was so severe, even in young adults; treating infectious disease patients

Tom Inglesby, MD: potential consequences of pandemics in 2018 and beyond and what is needed to prepare for them


About the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security:
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security works to protect people from epidemics and disasters and build resilient communities through innovative scholarship, engagement, and research that strengthens the organizations, systems, policies, and programs essential to preventing and responding to public health crises. The Center is part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is located in Baltimore, MD.