Maryn McKenna is the author of two books on epidemics, and she always keeps a face-mask nearby. It's no wonder her nickname is "Scary Disease Girl." As a journalist, she has covered anthrax, malaria, polio, Gulf War Syndrome, and cancer clusters in a small Midwestern town. Her latest foray into germs brings us her book on one of the hardest crises to hit hospitals, Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA. Maryn McKenna talks about how the MRSA bug infected hospitals... and how it could creep into our own homes. Join us for a conversation on epidemics, what we can do to prevent them, and what to do when they hit.
Maryn McKenna speaks to students Thursday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Springs Preserve. It's part of the Alexander Dawson Foundation summer program, in partnership with the Clark County School District. Her book is part of this program's five-week study of past and present epidemics. The event is free.