- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A member of the National Academy of Sciences is scheduled to speak on the Ebola crisis at the University of Alabama.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (https://bit.ly/1t4ccQ0 ) Michael Oldstone, a UA alumnus and leader of the viral-immunobiology lab at the Scripps Research Institute is scheduled to speak Wednesday afternoon at Smith Hall.

Oldstone is an expert on viral infections and author of the book “Viruses, Plagues and History,” which touches on the way viruses can lead to global issues.

Oldstone will discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the fear of plagues during crisis situations.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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