Schoodic Institute invites you to this informative public presentation at Moore Auditorium, on the Schoodic Institute campus, September 12, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. No registration is required. Maine public health representatives will provide information on lowering the risk of exposure to tick and mosquito illness, the rabies virus and marine toxins. Representatives from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention include; Sara Robinson, MPH; Dr. Justin Bergeron; and Barry King. Sara Robinson, MPH, is the Vectorborne Epidemiologist for the Maine Center for Disease Control (MCDC). She is responsible for the surveillance of tick and mosquito borne illnesses, influenza and respiratory infections and coordination of all infectious disease data collection at the MCDC. She will focus on tick and mosquito diseases and prevention from exposure to these vectors. Dr. Justin Bergeron is the Assistant State Veterinarian in the Department of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry. His work is focused on zoonotic diseases, public outreach, and Maine’s reportable animal diseases. The title of his presentation is “ Rabies: An Animal Health Perspective”. Barry King is a Marine Resource Specialist for the Maine Department of Marine Resources. His work includes monitoring the eastern half of the coast of Maine for Harmful Algal Blooms, as well as assisting with water quality monitoring. He will focus on phytoplankton and water quality monitoring to ensure safe shellfish consumption.
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