MPR Special event: The impact of climate change on public health

A tick climbs up Dave Neitzel's finger.
An adult female blacklegged tick climbs up Dave Neitzel's finger, May 4, 2016, at Rice Creek Park Reserve in Lino Lakes, Minn. Only females spread Lyme disease.
Matthew Hintz for MPR News

MPR's Cathy Wurzer hosted a discussion about the impact of climate change on our health. Hot days will send a larger number of Minnesotans to the ER, and we are already seeing an increase in disease-carrying insects like ticks and mosquitoes.

Speakers at the April 26, 2016 event held at the Rochester Civic Theater were Univ. of Minn. climatologist Mark Seeley, MPR chief meteorologist Paul Huttner, Kristin Raab and Dave Neitzel of the Minnesota Department of Health, and Ken Jones and Sandy Goslee of the Rochester emergency management and planning departments.

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