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Seminar to Cover Global Warming’s Effect on Infectious Disease

Ventura, California, 10/22/2009

The Global warming’s effect on infectious disease will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Henry Oster, M.D., a local infectious disease specialist, will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, located at 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

According to the World Health Organization, climate change can have significant effects on some of the most important diseases afflicting the world, and Dr. Oster will discuss tropical diseases associated with Global warming, including malaria, fungal diseases and Cryptococcus. He also will cover health risks to humans associated with animal migration resulting from global warming.

Dr. Oster, who is on staff at Community Memorial Hospital, received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed an internship at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kan., as well as his residency and a fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 805/652-5436, or visit