Series B: Thursday 11:30 a.m. B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7

Vectorborne Disease in Minnesota:
New Arrivals and Old Favorites

Ticks and mosquitoes are a fact of life during Minnesota's warmer months, and unfortunately, so are the diseases they can transmit. These infections are on the rise, but how much do people really know about vector-borne disease and the evolution of risk in Minnesota? While many are familiar with Lyme disease, there's a lot more to vectorborne disease. This session will highlight Minnesota's endemic diseases, as well several new and emerging pathogens from both mosquitoes and ticks.

Presenters

Julie Ray, Minnesota Dept. of Health
Elizabeth Schiffman, Minnesota Dept. of Health

In This Theme: Protecting Minnesotans

A6   Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear: Infectious Diseases on the Horizon, and the Public Health Response
B6   Vectorborne Disease in Minnesota: New Arrivals and Old Favorites
C6   Hot-Button Issues in Public Health Emergency Preparedness