[Ocees] Field Biologists: Lyme Disease on Rapid Rise
mccarthy at ohio.edu
Fri Mar 10 10:44:41 EST 2017
Thought I would share this update with everyone. The prevalence of Lyme-infested ticks is on a rapid rise in the northeast US. Working in NJ, I got Lyme disease right off the bat in the late 1980s. This does not appear to be an immediate threat for those working in Ohio, but Lyme-infested ticks are lined up all along the eastern side of the Ohio River. I expect a strong influx in next few years.
Link to article: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/06/518065660/if-you-get-bit-by-a-lyme-infested-tick-here-are-5-tips utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20170307&utm_campaign=npr_email_a_friend&utm_term=storyshare<http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/06/518065660/if-you-get-bit-by-a-lyme-infested-tick-here-are-5-tips?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20170307&utm_campaign=npr_email_a_friend&utm_term=storyshare>
Brian C. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Assoc Dean and Prof of Forest Ecology
College of Arts & Sciences
207 Wilson Hall Admin
Athens, OH 45701-2979 USA
E: mccarthy at ohio.edu<mailto:mccarthy at ohio.edu>
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