Tick Talk

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm


Bromfield Library
14 Massachusetts Ave
Harvard, MA 01451
United States

Spring is a great season to enjoy the outdoors; however, it is also a time when ticks are active.  How can you protect your family and pets, from tick bites and prevent tick-borne diseases like Lyme, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis?  The Harvard Board of Health and Conservation Commission are co-sponsoring this free presentation on the latest information from Dr. Katie Brown, MA Dept. of Public Health.  The presentation will cover the life cycle of local ticks, local tick-borne diseases, disease transmission and symptoms in humans and pets, best practices to avoid tick bites, as well as efforts to control tick populations. There will also be a time for audience questions.
Dr. Katie Brown is the State Public Health Veterinarian at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a position she has held since 2006.  Following 8 years of clinical practice in wildlife medicine, she was awarded a Fellowship sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. In her current position she oversees surveillance and educational outreach on all zoonotic and vector-borne diseases.  

This “Tick Talk” is free and open to the public, made possible by a grant from the Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.