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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Cambridge Infectious Diseases is delighted to be hosting two events at the virtual Cambridge Festival 2021.



Friday 26 March, 17:00 – 17:45 GMT - "Let's talk about poo!"


Professor Stephen Baker “the super sleuth of poop!” shares a unique view down his microscope to show how “a healthy gut means a healthy you”.

You will visit the lab and be taken on a unique "poo" tour to find out “what’s in your poo”, “what can your poo tell us” and why “a healthy gut means a healthy you”, and have the chance to ask questions of a leading scientist in the field of enteric infections.

Book you place here!


Wednesday 30 March, 17:00 – 17:45 GMT - "Do pet sneezes spread diseases?"



In the year 2020, a pandemic sweeps the globe. Nadia the Malayan tiger tests positive for COVID-19 in a US zoo and suddenly Tiddles is under suspicion. Are furry friends "super-spreaders"? Should you run from the house in panic when your pet has an attack of sniffles and sneezes? We know that diseases can spread from animals to people, but how does this happen, is it common, and should the estimated 12 million UK households with pets be worried?

Opening with a short fun quiz "What's your expertise on a sneeze", Dr Sarah Caddy, Vet and Clinician Scientist at the University of Cambridge, will give a fascinating insight into pets and infections and why "healthy pets means healthy people". You will also have a chance to ask questions.

Book you place here!