News

Disease expert to discuss swine flu at Stanford

Arthur Reingold to speak on H1N1 virus as part of Cafe Scientifique program

An infectious disease expert will discuss the H1N1 virus -- or swine flu -- at the Stanford Blood Center Tuesday as part of the university's Cafe Scientifique program.

Dr. Arthur Reingold is the head of the Division of Epidemiology at the University of California at Berkeley and has more than 25 years of experience studying and preventing infectious diseases.

He will provide an update on the H1N1 influenza strain's clinical and epidemiological features and discuss control and prevention techniques.

The Cafe Scientifique program is an international network of informal groups that brings scientific debate into local communities, according to Stanford.

Admission to Tuesday's event is free, and complimentary cookies and espresso will be served. The discussion will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the blood center's Palo Alto site, 3373 Hillview Ave.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

How Bad Policy Happens
By Douglas Moran | 21 comments | 1,513 views

The life of Zarf
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 1,160 views

Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 1,044 views

Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
By Steve Levy | 20 comments | 980 views

When Grandparents Visit
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 871 views