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State's epidemiologist to discuss 'Everything You Want to Know About Smallpox' at UNI

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Siobahn Morgan, professor of earth sciences, (319) 273-2389
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa chapter of Sigma Xi and the UNI College of Natural Sciences will host a presentation by Patricia Quinlisk, state of Iowa epidemiologist, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Seerley Hall, Room 115.

Her presentation, 'Everything You Wanted to Know About Smallpox, But Didn't Know Who To Ask,' will cover smallpox, its history and its use as a weapon. She also will provide an overview of the disease, and its prevention and treatment. A question-and-answer session will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. Sigma Xi is a scientific research society.