Meet ‘Britain’s most diseased man’

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TV presenter Mike Dilger, dubbed “Britain’s most diseased man” after his in depth travels within the tropics and his work as a wildlife presenter, has been introduced as keynote speaker for BVA Congress at London Vet Present.

His lecture will embrace his private expertise of contracting a set of unique ailments, together with malaria, bilharzia and leishmaniasis; resulting in his doubtful nickname.

The BVA stated Mr Dilger’s discuss, “My ailments and different animals”, guarantees to be a “hilarious and illuminating lecture impressed by his travels and his ideas on how the mass media is influencing human engagement with wildlife and nature”.

Life-long ardour

The ecologist, a pure historical past presenter and author with levels in ecology and botany, is a widely known face on the earth of wildlife presenting and makes common appearances on the BBC’s The One Present and Inside Out.

The Wooldridge Memorial Lecture is open to all London Vet Present attendees and can happen within the BVA Congress theatre at ExCeL London at 1pm to 2pm on 16 November.

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Growing engagement

BVA president Simon Doherty stated: “The veterinary occupation is more and more engaged with one well being in recognition of the very fact animal and human well-being are inextricably linked to at least one one other and to the environment. Mike Dilger’s work to convey these hyperlinks to life for the broader public has had a major affect on the way in which society interacts with animals, which is of monumental curiosity to our members.

“I do know our viewers might be fascinated, as I’m, to listen to about his first-hand experiences with unique ailments, resembling malaria and leishmaniasis.”

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BVA members get full entry to the occasion, in addition to the complete London Vet Present programme, for 15% beneath the bottom marketed worth. To guide, go to the BVA’s London Vet Present webpage or phone 02476 719 687.

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