Nov 4 Mapping Cholera at NYAM FREE/ RSVP

Mapping Cholera: A Tale of Two Cities
The New York Academy of Medicine
Using never-before-mapped data, newly geocoded historical maps, and original research and reporting, science journalist Sonia Shah and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting have created a series of interactive story-maps of two parallel epidemics, the 1832 outbreak of cholera in New York City and the 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti. Their online project, “Mapping Cholera: A Tale of Two Cities,” first showcased on Scientific American online on the fourth anniversary of the Haiti cholera epidemic, shows how novel pathogens spread in susceptible populations stressed by environmental disruptions and sanitary crises. This special event will feature a showing of “Mapping Cholera,” along with a discussion on the past, present, and future of cholera and other emerging infectious diseases, with Sonia Shah, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Médecins Sans Frontières, along with other special guests.More info and RSVP