Global warming to change parasite and disease threats in Alaska

A workshop today looking at the potential for new parasites and diseases in animal and human populations as a result of climate change was part of this week’s forum on the environment taking place in Anchorage. State veterinarian Dr. Bob Gerlach says state and federal biologists are holding meetings to gear up for spring bird testing for avian flu.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage