March 7 2017

Emerging Infectious Disease Presentation at next Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps Meeting

The following is a press release from the Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps: 

Interested members of the public are invited to attend the next Quarterly Meeting of the Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps (BVRC) on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 pm.  Dr. Donald Craven, an infectious disease specialist, will be providing a presentation on emerging infectious disease.  Dr. Craven received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years.   An infectious disease specialist is a doctor of internal medicine who has extensive training in all kinds of infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.  They are knowledgeable about the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects and have additional training and understanding in how the body fights infection, how infections spread, and infection control.

The BVRC is a volunteer organization whose members are ready to provide assistance to the Burlington Community in the event of an emergency, such as widespread power outages, pandemic disease outbreaks, or severe weather emergencies.  BVRC members participate in trainings, exercises, and drills to become better prepared for emergency situations.  In addition, BVRC members provide assistance to the Board of Health during flu clinics, household hazardous waste collections, blood pressure screenings, and other public health initiatives.  

If you are interested in becoming a BVRC volunteer or would just like to hear the presentation, please join us on March 29 at 6 pm at the Murray Kelly Wing, Human Services Building, 61 Center Street and RSVP to 781-270-1955.  If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in finding out more about the BVRC, please call the Board of Health at 781-270-1955.


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