In the Lyme Light: A Discussion about Ticks and Lyme Disease
The Newburyport Department of Public Health, Division of Community Nursing will sponsor an informational program on ticks and Lyme disease in the Newburyport Public Library’s Program Room. This event will feature three local specialists: Dr. Joseph Gross, Dr. Ames Ziegra and Dr. Esteban Cuebas-Incle.
Dr. Joseph Gross, a board-certified infectious disease physician and Newburyport resident, will help to demystify Lyme disease in a discussion of the warning signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Ames Ziegra of Carr Island Animal Hospital, doctor of veterinary medicine and graduate of Purdue University, will provide education on the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease in our pets and methods for prevention as well as discuss the pros and cons of the Lyme vaccine.
Dr. Cuebas-Incle, a doctoral graduate of Cornell University and entomologist for the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District, will share his expertise about ticks and tick-bite prevention.
There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation, and light refreshments will be served. The Newburyport Public Library will provide relevant reference material and information in the weeks prior to the talk. For more information, please visit the Newburyport Public Library’s Information Desk or call 978.465.4428 ext. 226. To speak directly with Pam Palombo, the Public Health Nurse, call 978-465-4410 ex. 3.
Tuesday, June 25, 2012 6:30-8:30pm