LYME DISEASE SYMPOSIUM -Part Two
On Thursday, April 14, from 7 – 9 p.m. in the McManus Room at the Westport Public Library, the Turn the Corner Foundation, the Westport Weston Health District and the Westport Public Library will cosponsor its second Lyme Disease Symposium.
A panel of medical and research professionals will address current thoughts on the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, what action steps really work to prevent tick borne illnesses, and a new study being introduced in Fairfield County to determine the effect of a single targeted pesticide application on the incidence of tick-borne diseases.
- Weston resident, Dr. Zane Saul, MD, Board certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Infectious Diseases, will share his expertise in the medical diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.
- Dr. Kirby Stafford, PhD, Vice Director and Chief Entomologist from the CT Agricultural Experiment Station will discuss the risk factors for exposure to infected ticks and his research in tick management, much of which has been conducted in Westport and Weston.
- Researcher Neeta Connally, PhD, Assistant Professor at Western CT State University, will present her findings in a three-year study that evaluated various Lyme disease prevention measures.
- Julie Ray, MPH, MEM, from the Yale Emerging Infections Program, will discuss a new study being conducted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CT Department of Public Health, on whether a one-time pesticide application when the nymphal stage is at its peak, will decrease the incidence of Lyme disease.
For additional information, contact the Westport Public Library at (203)
291-4800 or at
www.westportlibrary.org, or contact Monica Wheeler at the Westport
Weston Health District at (203) 227-9571.