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School of Medicine, Duluth Presents Lecture on SARS
November 11
Speaker is Dr. Harry Hull from Minnesota Dept. of Health

The School of Medicine, Duluth will hold another in the series of "DocTalks" lectures. Dr. Harry Hull, Director of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Minnesota Department of Heath will speak on the topic of SARS November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in room 142 of the School of Medicine, Duluth.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness that was first reported in Asia in February 2003. Over the next few months, SARS spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Although the SARS global outbreak of 2003 was contained, it is possible that the disease could re-emerge. Dr. Hull will talk about viral diseases such as SARS and how they impact Minnesotans.

Dr. Hull is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is a board-certified pediatrician. He is currently the State Epidemiologist and Division Director for the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control at the Minnesota Department of Health.

"DocTalks" are monthly public lectures addressing current issues in medicine. They are presented on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, (September through April,) at 7:30 p.m. in Room 142 of the School of Medicine, Duluth.

All "DocTalks" lectures are free and intended for the public.

More information about the "DocTalks" lecture series can be found at:, or contact Dr. Janet Fitzakerley, Department of Pharmacology, UMD School of Medicine at (218) 726-8512.

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