As the world becomes more interconnected and interdependent, everything moves faster, including disease. How does this impact the lives of people around the world as they travel for business and pleasure, trade and transport goods, and engage with others on all levels?

April 7 has been designated World Health Day by the United Nations and provides an opportunity to explore the causes and global impact of new, fast-spreading pandemics such as the Zika virus and Ebola.

World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California and Loma Linda University Health are bringing you an event focused on these two infections. With both Zika and Ebola hitting close to home to many of Loma Linda University Health’s international travel sites, like Liberia and Brazil, these topics are of great concern to the local community.

The presenters for the evening, Ingrid Blomquist, MD, and Michael Ing, MD, both specialize in infectious disease and will share how these emerging infections are impacting our world.

Following the presentations, attendees will be given the opportunity to ask further questions with both Blomquist and Ing as well as Allan Darnell, MD, and Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, president of Loma Linda University Health.

The event begins with a reception and light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. in the Loma Linda University Randall Visitors Center with the main event beginning at 6 p.m.

While the event is free, registration is required. Click here to register.

For additional information please contact Margaret Hill, World Affairs Council program chair, at worldaffairsCSUSB@gmail.com or 909-537-5648.