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LOCAL EVENT – Zika and Heat Waves: New Public Health Challenges and Climate Change

hand-1030565_1920The Sierra Club and Washington University’s Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health are hosting an event on August 18, 2016, to highlight the public health impacts of climate change, including the expansion of vector-borne illnesses, like Zika. Also, the topic of heat deaths – the Harvard School of Public Health has generated estimates of the increase in heat deaths in metro St Louis due to rising temperatures.

WHERE:  Washington University Institute for Public Health, 600 So. Taylor Avenue Building, STL MO 63110 – Room 2131

WHEN:  Thursday, August 18, 2016, starting at 12 Noon to 1 p.m.

PANEL PARTICIPANTS:  Jeanine Arrighi – Health Services Manager, St. Louis Department of Health
Shontae Fluelen-Hays – Severe Weather Program Manager,  St. Louis Department of Health
Dr. Fernando Serrano – Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, SLU School of Public Health
Steven Lawrence, MD – Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University

For more information, CLICK HERE.

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