Traveling Exhibition on Infectious Diseases to be on View at Library

Monday, March 2, 2020
3 panels of Outbreak museum exhibit

The public is invited to visit a travel exhibition, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” presented by the Hunterdon County Health Department featuring materials from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, March 16-20, at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.

The display, which includes graphic panels, interactive media and 3D models, will be on view in the College’s Evelyn S. Field Library during regular Library hours: March 16-19, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and March 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This timely exhibit asks such questions as: Why do infectious diseases emerge where they do? What makes them spread so quickly? Where do we look for the next one? Explore the connections between human, animal and environmental health, and discover how people around the world track down and respond to disease outbreaks. Examine models of viruses up close, engage with videos and maps, and play an interactive game to contain an outbreak.

The exhibition focuses on several themes: outbreak origins; stopping the spread of disease; detection, response and containment of diseases; and various disease profiles. As the population grows, people interact with animals and the environment in new ways that can cause disease epidemics. Around the world, people are working together to stop these outbreaks—sometimes before they even start.

For additional information about the exhibition, contact Alyssa Valenti at 908-526-1200, ext. 8351.

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



March 2, 2020

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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