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The link between Lyme disease and climate change, Poughkeepsie, NY
October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer will speak about the connections between the growing epidemic of Lyme disease and climate change.
As a news reporter, Pfeiffer wrote about Lyme disease in New York’s Hudson Valley. What she thought would be one or two articles ultimately led her on a journey to further investigate the sudden rise of this debilitating disease which resulted in the book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.
Pfeiffer will discuss her research and what she believes are the direct links between climate disease and rise of several tick-borne illnesses, regionally and globally, in a talk at Marist College on Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 pm, in the Nelly Goletti Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Department of Environmental Science & Policy and the School of Science, the event is part of the annual Marist College Lecture Series.