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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies President Josh Ginsburg (upper right); Drs. Rick Ostfeld and Felicia Keesing
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The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is examining the role of biodiversity in preventing pandemics. On a recent virtual discussion, two disease ecologists addressed the topic of infectious disease spillovers, and spoke about the pathogens that cause diseases like COVID-19.

Dr. Amesh Adalja
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Dr. Amesh Adalja, a  Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Diagnostics Committee, joins Medical Monday. He's here to discuss infectious diseases and vaccinations. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

"Typhoid Mary" - a new play by Mark St. Germain - is playing at Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, MA through June 16.

The play tells the true story of Mary Mallon, one of the most infamous women in America, she was incredibly stubborn, ambitious, and in fierce denial of any wrongdoing. Master storyteller Mark St. Germain ("Freud’s Last Session" and "Dancing Lessons") has captured the woman behind the myths while exploring the battle between science and religion.

St. Germain has another play running in our region. "Relativity" is running at Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point, NY through June 10.

Dr. Alan Sanders, President and Partner of Upstate Infectious Diseases Associates, LLP in Albany, NY, joins Al Cardillo, the Executive Vice President of the Home Care Association of New York State, to discuss infectious diseases and sepsis. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Joining us today is Dr. Alan Sanders. He’s board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He comes to us from Upstate Infectious Diseases Associates in Albany, and from Albany Memorial, Saratoga and St. Peter’s Hospitals, where he is Chief of Infectious Diseases. He’s here to answer your questions. 

  Joining us today is Dr. Stuart Feinstein. He’s board-certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine and he’s the head of the Division of Infectious Diseases for Health Quest Medical Practice in the Hudson Valley.