Bird Flu Talk in FL

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Howie and I have heard his talk on this issue and it is very scary.  The following is from our friend, Beth Preiss at the Humane Society of the United States.


Michael Greger, M.D., Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States, will be speaking in Florida about his new book: Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching. The complete book is available for free on line at:


Leading public health authorities now predict as inevitable a pandemic of influenza, triggered by bird flu and expected to lead to millions of deaths around the globe. The influenza virus has existed for millions of years as an innocuous intestinal virus of wild ducks. What turned a harmless waterborne duck virus into a killer? In an engaging multimedia presentation, Dr. Michael Greger traces the human role in the evolution of this virus. In the face of the coming pandemic, Dr. Greger reveals what we can do to protect our families and what society can do to reduce the likelihood of such potential catastrophes in the future.


An internationally recognized lecturer, Dr. Greger has presented at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.


All of the proceeds Dr. Greger receives from his books and speaking engagements are donated to charity.


These talks are open to the public:



Tuesday, February 13, 1pm

Florida Gulf Coast University

Student Union Ballroom

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.

Fort Myers FL 33965



Thursday, February 15, 6pm

Nova Southeastern Law School

Shepard Broad Law Center

3305 College Ave

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33314



Friday, February 16, 7pm

Student Lounge

Brown Hall

Eckerd College

4200 54th Avenue South

St. Petersburg, Florida 33711



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