Dr. Lee A. Norman, the State Surgeon of Kansas, presented a lecture entitled “Modern Epidemics: Why they occur and why we should worry!” on Monday, April 23, 2018. The lecture was part of the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation “Distinguished Speaker Series.”
During his lecture, Dr. Norman spoke about public health issues facing the world at the time, such as the cholera epidemic in Yemen, as well as concerns for potential epidemics and pandemics, including diseases and viruses resistant to antibiotics and other medications. Norman focused primarily on public health concerns that are not the result of bioterrorism – diseases spread through livestock and animals, increased global travel, and the failure to properly immunize against preventable diseases, such as measles – but did review bio threats.
“We have to make sure we look at infectious disease patterns globally and treat and get after them at their source. Because we are in this together…” said Norman
For more information about and video of Dr. Norman’s lecture, please follow the links below.
State Surgeon of Kansas presents on modern epidemics, CGSC Foundation, Inc.
Simons Center Distinguished Speaker Series AY18-1, YouTube