Public Science Lectures: Title: Viruses: Threats in a Tiny Package

From Ebola to MERS and SARS, familiar and previously unknown viruses are migrating across borders and around the globe in our highly connected world. The emergence of new viral diseases underscores humanity’s continuing vulnerability. How different viruses are transmitted, how infections are recognized and how outbreaks can be contained are the concerns of the John Connor Lab at Boston University. Dr. Connor explains virus infections and how medical research and new technologies are working to control the health threat of viruses.