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Shutting Down the Government - The “Microbes After Hours” series, 6-8 pm, Monday, July 8th

How can something too small to be seen with the naked eye be powerful enough to bring down something like the U.S. Government? It turns out that microbes, mostly invisible, have the extraordinary capacity to affect our lives – through outbreaks of disease and the spread of fear. Twice in history, microbes have even brought the U.S. Government to a halt!

Join us at the D.C. headquarters of the American Society for Microbiology to learn more about the Yellow Fever outbreak of 1792 that caused the fledgling Congress to flee and the Anthrax scare of 2001 that also shut down government buildings and agencies. Come mingle with us over FREE local brews and appetizers, and hear about these fascinating episodes where microbiology meets U.S. history.

Guest speakers include ...

Dr. Marshall Bloom, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Dr. Douglas Beecher, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Monday, July 8th | 6-7:30 pm
ASM Headquarters | 1752 N St NW
Space is Limited | RSVP is Required


If you are not able to make it to ASM's headquarters in person we will be live streaming the event below. The video will be archived shortly thereafter on MicrobeWorld's YouTube channel and website for future viewing.

 

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