June 15, 2011
Dear School Nurse Teacher / School Nurse:
The following letter has been sent to all school superintendents and school principals in the state. It is being sent to you for your information. The letter addresses concerns about exposures to mosquito-borne and tick-borne diseases. Given the wet spring we had this year, the Departments of Health and Environmental Management anticipate a higher-than-normal mosquito population throughout the summer and fall.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
John P. Fulton, PhD
Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Chief Health Program Evaluator (RI Dept Health) Clinical Associate Professor of Community Health (Brown University)