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LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR - Fantastic beasts and what not to catch from them

Sunday 24 March: 2:15pm - 3:00pm

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way(Close to the Junction of Robinson Way and Long Road), CB2 0SZ

There are over 200 zoonotic diseases — infections caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi or prions that are transferred directly or indirectly to humans from animals. These include diseases such as animal influenzas, rabies, haemorrhagic fevers Ebola, anthrax, the bubonic plague, and 'mad cow' disease.

This fun and interactive session will focus on busting myths around these diseases and what you are most worried about catching from animals Our experts on the panel will give an overview of risks and what you should be looking out for to avoid contracting diseases from encounters with animals in the home, UK and abroad.

Visitors are recommended to visit the Cambridge Biomedical Campus by foot, bicycle or bus but if you need to drive, reduced price parking has been arranged in Car Park 1. On leaving please take the un-validated parking ticket to the car park Customer Service desk, say you have been to Cambridge Science Festival to be charged just £2.90.

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

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Additional Information

Age: 8+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free