MEDIA ADVISORY: Yale Offers Experts on Swine Flu: Treatment, Biology, Epidemiology and The History of Epidemics

Yale University, world-renowned in the field of global health, epidemiology end emerging viruses, is offering specialists to speak on the global swine flu crisis. They can address many aspects of this outbreak, including diagnosis, treatment, comparisons with the 1918 flu epidemic, and can speak about the genetic mutation that could make this swine flu outbreak dangerous. Our experts are:

Treatment and Diagnosis: Jeffrey Kahn, MD, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Virus Infections, Yale University School of Medicine

Epidemiology and Public Health Response: Louise Dembry, MD, Director of Hospital Epidemiology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Epidemiology and Global Health Implications: Michael Cappello, MD, Microbial Pathogenesis, Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine

History of Epidemics: Naomi Rogers, PhD, History of Infectious Outbreaks, Comparisons with the 1918 Global Flu Epidemic

Experts in other areas, such as the biology and genetics of viruses, are also available.

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Media Contact

Helen Dodson: helen.dodson@yale.edu, 203-436-3984

Bill Hathaway: william.hathaway@yale.edu, 203-432-1322

Rob Hutchison: rob.hutchison@ynhh.org, 203-688-2488