Lecture to examine connections between climate change, emerging disease crisis

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Lecture to examine connections between climate change, emerging disease crisis

Daniel R. Brooks
Daniel R. Brooks

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Daniel R. Brooks will present “The Stockholm Paradigm: The Science Behind the Emerging Disease Crisis” at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall.

Emerging infectious diseases in humans, livestock and crops cost the world $1 trillion per year in production losses and treatment costs. The Stockholm Paradigm links the potential for emerging infectious disease outbreaks directly to climate change.

Brooks is a senior fellow of the H.W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology and an adjunct research professor in the School of Biological Sciences. His lecture, based on his book of the same title, will focus on how climate change and ecological disruptions affect pathogens and their contact with various hosts. The talk will also cover what options might exist to mitigate the impact of disease spread in the future.

The lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required to attend. Free parking is available north of Morrill Hall. Appetizers and a cash bar will run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Following the lecture, Brooks will sign copies of his book from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m.

The lecture is hosted by the NU State Museum and Manter Laboratory.

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