Bigfork Valley lunch series: Things That Bite!

5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 5/19/2017 5:56:49 PM CENTRAL
For more information, contact Angela Kleffman.

Are you interested in the latest information on Lyme Disease in our area?  Are you aware of the other emerging diseases associated with ticks that are being discovered in Minnesota?  Are you wondering about travel to areas with known Zika virus incidents?

Bigfork Valley’s “Ten Topics Community Lunch Series” hosts northeastern Minnesota’s regional epidemiologist Ellen Hill in a free community program in the Bigfork Valley board room on Wednesday, May 31 at 11:45 a.m.  Lunch is included.

Ms. Hill will share her expertise on Lyme disease and other emerging diseases transmitted by ticks in our region as well as diseases transmitted by mosquitoes found in warm-weather travel destinations (e.g., Zika virus).

Ellen Hill works for the Minnesota Department of Health as the district epidemiologist for the seven county northeastern region of Minnesota, based out of the MDH’s  Duluth District Office.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a concentration in molecular biology from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in the control of infectious diseases from the University of London’s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Join us for this informative program, no RSVP is necessary.