West Nile virus has claimed four lives this summer, but public health officials say there’s no need to panic. A panel talks about the spread of this mosquito-borne illness across the U.S. and how you can protect yourself.


  • Dr. Johnathan Patz Director of the Program on Global Environmental change at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and co-chair of the human health sector, U.S. National Assessment of Climate Change
  • Dr. Georges Benjamin Secretary of Health for the State of Maryland
  • Dr. Shmuel Shoham infectious disease specialist at the Washington Hospital Center

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