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Museum of the Grand Prairie is opening an exhibit on infectious disease in Champaign County

This Saturday, May 21st, Museum of the Grand Prairie will be showcasing their new exhibit History of Healing: Infectious Diseases and Community Responses to Defeat Them. According to their website, it will “focus on the impact and influence of such diseases as the 1918 flu, smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis, polio, typhoid, cholera, HIV, AIDS, and COVID-19” with a goal of fostering an “appreciation and basic understanding of the historic influences disease had over people’s lives and communities, both in Central Illinois and abroad, resulting in a better understanding of how disease affects us today and informing our responses to it.”

The opening event will be from 1 to 5 p.m., and it is free and open to the public.

Top photo from Museum of the Grand Prairie website.

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