Dr. Harry Chen Looks At State’s Health Issues

Sep 13, 2013

Mosquitoes can carry and transmit EEE and West Nile Virus.
Credit Lisa Poole / AP File Photo

Fri 9/13/13 Noon & 7PM  This week, Vermont’s health department announced the second death of a horse in Franklin County that had contracted EEE, a disease spread by infected mosquitoes. The state is also concerned about chronic diseases and substance abuse by our younger population.

We talk with Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen about the state’s efforts to deal with the biggest health challenges facing Vermont.

Also on the program, political scientist Eric Davis looks at how the three members of the Vermont Congressional delegation view the President’s plan to launch limited air strikes against Syria.