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County manager honored for public health work

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – La Crosse County Vector Control Manager David Geske is the recipient of the Distinguished Service to Public Health award.

The award is given out by the Wisconsin Public Health Association to someone who has exceeded expectations to protect the health of the public.

Geske has been working for the past 35 years to protect the health of people in Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota.

Early in his work with La Crosse County, he setup a successful vector control program to reduce the number of cases a year of mosquito-borne encephalitis. He now has expanded his skills to protect the public from other vector borne illnesses including West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, Powassan, Anaplasmosis and other diseases in the region.

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