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Understanding The Growing Risk Of Lyme And Other Tick-Borne Diseases

As the incidence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses rises, we're talking about the growing risk and what may happen next.
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As the incidence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses rises, we're talking about the growing risk and what may happen next.

The CDC is warning of a spike in tick-borne diseases nationwide. Here in Vermont, Lyme disease is a huge and growing problem, and increasingly, other tick-borne illnesses like anaplasmosis and Powassan virus are a threat as well.

We're talking with experts about some of the science behind the growing risk and what we might see in the future.

Joining us for the discussion are Bradley Tompkins, tick-borne disease program chief for the Vermont health department, and Bill Landesman, a professor of biology at Green Mountain College who studies ticks and the microbial ecology of tick-borne diseases.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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