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Smithsonian Institute’s New ‘Outbreak’ Exhibit Explores Epidemics, Highlights Importance Of Preparedness

The Lancet: Understanding, preventing, and stopping epidemics
Amanda McClelland, senior vice president of the prevent epidemics team, and Thomas R. Frieden, president and chief executive officer, both at Resolve to Save Lives

“…Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, at the U.S. Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., brings the 1918 influenza pandemic back to life, along with many of the other major global public health threats of the past century. The exhibition explores the ecology of epidemics and what it takes to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks. … Outbreak shows in graphic detail that epidemics are not only a problem in poorer countries but that they can also happen anywhere and everywhere. It is imperative that we work together to make a safer world for everyone” (6/23).

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