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Why do infectious diseases emerge where they do?
What makes them spread so quickly?
Where do we look for the next one?
Our planet is connected more than ever before: by global travel, trade, technology, and even our viruses. Join us in learning how people fight epidemics - even before they start! You’ll explore the connections between human, animal, and environmental health, dive into case studies and personal experiences from epidemic-fighters from around the globe, discover how outbreaks have affected the Greater Houston Area, and engage in games that challenge you to identify and contain an outbreak.
The Smithsonian Institution exhibit Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World opens at The Health Museum on October 5th. Together, we can stop a future epidemic. Spread the word!