Science Pub Corvallis: Flu Transmission

FEB 11, 2019 | 6-8PM

Those Pesky Flu Germs: The Science of Flu Transmission

With Benjamin Dalziel, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University

February 11, 2019 | 6-8PM; Doors open @ 5PM | FREE, RSVP Required

Flu is transmitted by virus-bearing moisture droplets that people exhale, cough or sneeze out, creating a “cloud of risk” that emanates from an infected person and is breathed in by those around him or her. Research spearheaded by Benjamin Dalziel, an assistant professor in Oregon State University’s College of Science is paving the way toward city planning and management that takes influenza outbreak control into account. The more residents a city has and the more organized their movement patterns, the easier it is for clouds of risk to spread the germs and the longer its flu season is apt to last. In this presentation, Dalziel will discuss flu transmission in large cities and small towns.


The Science Pub presentation is free and open to the public.

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