Tufts Infectious Disease Expert Sam Telford to Give Talk on Reducing Mosquito-Borne Illness

July 1, 2013

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NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. – Summer is associated with many wonderful things but enduring mosquito bites isn’t one of them.  Growing awareness of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis and the West Nile virus has spurred questions from community members about how best to protect themselves against these diseases. Sam R. Telford, III, infectious disease expert and professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, will provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about mosquito-borne illness at a lecture on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at the Agnes Varis Auditorium in North Grafton. Joined by Grafton Health Agent Lois Luniewicz, Telford will take questions from the audience and cover a range of issues, including the types of mosquitoes that carry disease, times of year that pose higher risks and best approaches to mosquito control. The event is free and open to the public.


WHAT:          Free lecture, “What You Can Do to Reduce Mosquito-Related Health Risks”

WHO:            Sam R. Telford, III, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Lois Luniewicz, Town of Grafton Health Department        

WHEN:         Tuesday, July 16, 2013, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE:       Agnes Varis Auditorium, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University, Route 30, North Grafton, MA 01536



About the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University


Founded in 1978 in North Grafton, Mass., Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is internationally esteemed for academic programs that impact society and the practice of veterinary medicine; three hospitals and two clinics that combined log more than 80,000 animal cases each year; and groundbreaking research that benefits animal, public, and environmental health.