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Ticks and tick-borne pathogens

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Researchers are looking for insights into what pathogens ticks are carrying.

Ticks are active year round, even in winter. We talk with Sam Telford from Tufts University’s Lyme Disease Initiative about current research into preventing the spread of Lyme Disease in mice, and a Lyme vaccine for humans. We also talk with Dick Johnson and Patrick Proden-Reynolds from the Martha’s Vineyard Tick Borne Illness Reduction Initiative about how to keep ourselves, and our yards, free from ticks.
To test a tick for diseases follow this link.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.