Capitol Hill Briefing on Climate Change and Infectious Disease

Climate Change and Infectious Disease

Friday, February 28 
2:00 pm
Senate Russell 253

Speakers:

George Luber, Ph.D. — Associate Director for Climate Change, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Richard S. Ostfeld, Ph.D. —  Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Topics to be covered include the controversy over whether climate change will increase the burden of infectious disease, focusing on malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases. The nature of the scientific evidence for climate warming increasing infectious disease risk and the potential for new diseases to invade the United States will also be discussed.

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