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Ticks and Lyme Disease
June 9, 2014  

Last year, Maine set a record no one really wanted — we had more confirmed cases of Lyme disease than ever before. Eleven-hundred people were diagnosed with Lyme. Well, tick season is upon us yet again, and with the warm weather finally here, a lot of people are headed outdoors. And now, there's not just Lyme disease to be aware of, but other tick-borne diseases as well — including the Powassen virus, which claimed the life of a well-known artist in Maine last year. Find out the latest information about the spread of infected deer ticks in Maine — how to best protect yourself from becoming infected and how Lyme can be diagnosed and treated.

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Host Jennifer Rooks speaks with:


  • Dr. Sheila Pinette, Maine CDC director
  • Dr. Beatrice (Bea) Szantyr, a board certified internist and pediatrician who has spent several years researching & educating about Lyme disease in New England.


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