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The President’s Lecture Series presents “Lyme Disease”

Date November 12, 2018
Start Time 6:30 pm
Location Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium

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Lyme disease is caused by bacteria and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. If the wound left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings, and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. Roberta Lynn DeBiasi, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s National Health System, professor of pediatrics and microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine, and principal investigator in the Center for Translational Science at Children’s Research Institute, will cover the aspects of lyme disease and its outcome. Her research expertise includes basic science, clinical/translational research, and severe and emerging viral infections.

Free to public. Reception to follow, sponsored by the Shepherd University Foundation.