New Book by Consortium Colleague Offers Strategies for Emerging Diseases

Book cover -- Deadliest Enemy
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Renowned epidemiologist Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of Consortium member the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), has published a new book laying out how humanity can protect itself against catastrophic infectious disease and pandemic. In Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, Prof. Osterholm and co-author Mark Olshaker apply knowledge and strategies acquired during fights against bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, Ebola and other public health emergencies. The book's goal? To describe "the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons. . . we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease." You can view a lecture delivered by Prof. Osterholm on the subject of the book here. He moderated a lecture on a closely related topic, Combating Microbial Terrorists, by former head of the Centers for Disease Control Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, on April 13; view a video of that event.