Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Preparing for the Avian Flu Pandemic

Hi everyone! Today's selection is from the good folks at Science Friday. In this podcast, host Ira Flatow speaks with public health expert Michael Osterholm about how to prepare for an avian flu pandemic. This podcast was originally published on 14 October 2005 at:

The shownotes for this podcast include:

"The avian flu now spreading though Southeast Asia, Russia and parts of Europe has the hallmarks of a pandemic in the making. What should we do to prepare for the possibility of a widespread outbreak? Ira Flatow talks with public health expert Michael Osterholm about the flu. He says private companies need to do more to prepare for the possibility of quarantines and a disruption in the global economy."

I hope you enjoy this podcast!

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Veteran National Public Radio (NPR) science correspondent and award winning radio and TV journalist Ira Flatow is the anchor of Talk Of The Nation: Science Friday. He hosts the show each Friday, bringing NPR listeners a lively, informative discussion on science and technology.

Mixing his passion for science with a tendency toward being "a bit of a ham," Flatow describes himself as "an educated layman with a tremendous desire to communicate his enthusiasm for science and discovery."


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