Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Thursday, February 20, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 
UMD Stamp Student Union, Hoff Theater

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first reported in China has been spreading in 24 countries, with the death toll over 1,300 (and growing). The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of
International Concern (PHEIC).

On February 20, 2020, UMD School of Public Health infectious disease, epidemiology and risk communication experts will discuss the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). 

The novel Coronaviruses -- what we know about how they infect and spread among us

Dr. Donald Milton, Professor, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
 

The features of the COVID-19 epidemic: why has it spread fast in China, but not in other countries?

Dr. Hongjie Liu, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
 

Effective risk communication as an antidote to fear, uncertainty, and misinformation

Dr. Cynthia Baur, Endowed Professor and Director, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy

Lessons learned from the 2009 Influenza Pandemic

Dr. Boris Lushniak, Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health
Former US Deputy Surgeon General (November 2010 to September 2015)

Image: Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Learn more about the novel coronavirus (named COVID19 as of Feb. 11, 2020) on the CDC website
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