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Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom It’s time to take Lyme seriously

It’s time to take Lyme seriously

in 2017, there were 5,323 confirmed cases of Lyme in New England, according to the Centers for Disease Control — making the region the epicenter of the disease. Lyme cases peak in the summer months, and in Massachusetts it especially affects children aged 5 to 9 and adults aged 65 to 74, who have the highest […]

8/27/19 at 3:54 pm     271      ,
Local Health News, Newsroom Cape Cod’s Tick Expert Spreads Spring Awareness

Cape Cod’s Tick Expert Spreads Spring Awareness

eather has started to improve on Cape Cod and the Islands, which brings an increased awareness about the presence of ticks and the diseases they carry. The region has some of the highest incidence of tick-borne illnesses and Barnstable County Entomologist Larry Dapsis said people need to be aware of their surroundings.

5/8/18 at 3:14 pm     949      ,     CapeCod.com
Environmental News, National Health News, Newsroom Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

sses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time. These findings are in the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers […]

5/2/18 at 2:23 pm     875      , , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Local Health News, Newsroom Retired Cape doctor named to national panel on tick-borne illness

Retired Cape doctor named to national panel on tick-borne illness

fectious-disease specialist from Falmouth with a long history of treating patients with Lyme disease has been appointed to a national subcommittee studying tick-borne illness. Dr. Sam T. Donta was one of 53 people assigned this month to serve on six subcommittees of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, which is charged with advising the U.S. […]

3/1/18 at 5:34 pm     917      , ,     Cape Cod Times