UNH Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Expert on Agents of Bioterrorism Speaks at UNH April 18

By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau

April 10, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. -- In celebration of National Medical Laboratory Week, the University of New Hampshire's medical laboratory science program will sponsor a lecture by Dr. Emmanuel Mdurvwa, D.V.M, Thursday, April 18.

Dr. Mdurvwa will deliver his lecture, "Clinical Aspects of Critical Agents of Bioterrorism," at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Theater I. His talk is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Mdurvwa is a toxicologist and bioterrorism scientific expert at the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories. His talk will cover a brief description of bioterrorism agents such as anthrax, plague, tularemia, botulism, smallpox, viral hemorrhagic fevers and brucellosis, taking into consideration their cause, transmission routes, clinical symptoms and treatment.

For more information, call 603-862-1376.

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