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Audubon program will focus on mosquito and tick issues

By Staff | Sep 4, 2015

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s monthly program for September will feature a presentation about the threats posed locally to public health by mosquitoes and ticks. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville.

Admission will be free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The speakers will be Dr. Diana Gaviria, health officer with the Berkeley County Health Department, and Jennifer Beamer Hutson, the department’s sanitarian supervisor.

Dr. Gaviria will discuss the epidemiology, symptoms and treatments of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases in West Virginia, including West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, Rock Mountain Spotted Fever and others.

Ms. Hutson will review the State of West Virginia’s Mosquito and Tick Surveillance Program, and steps citizens can take to guard themselves, their families and pets from mosquito and tick bites.

The Hospice facility’s address is 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. The Audubon events will be held in the main meeting room of the facility’s Main Office building.

There is plenty of parking at the facility.

For more information go to the PVAS website or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.