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Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

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Opening Saturday, August 1, from the Smithsonian, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World highlights how pathogens can spread to people from wildlife and livestock, why some outbreaks become epidemics and how human, animal and environmental health are all connected.

Outbreak features informative panels and videos that cover outbreaks such as Zika, Ebola, Influenza and new information pertaining to COVID-19. Visitors will learn about the vaccination process, stigmas associated with certain infectious diseases, different roles community members and international partnerships assume to help stop outbreaks from becoming epidemics and more. The Museum also is including a section related to its community documentation project of daily life during COVID-19.     

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World
  • Times:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • August 1, 2020 to October 18, 2020
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Recurring daily