Summertime Pathogens: Bill Morice, M.D., Ph.D.

Answers from the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories. They discuss pathogens commonly found in the summertime that can cause disease and illness, and how to protect against them.

Their discussion includes:

  • Mosquito-borne and tick-borne diseases, their symptoms, and how to prevent bites.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) online search tool to help individuals find an effective bug repellent.
  • Foodborne illness that can occur when dining out or picnicking, and tips on how to dine safely.
  • General summertime safety reminders and what to expect in the transition to fall.

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Suzanne Ferguson

Suzanne Ferguson is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories and has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2014. Outside of work, Suzanne can be found traveling, reading and spending time with her family.