Lyme Disease Initiative Seen as State Model

Lyme Disease Initiative Seen as State Model” | by Katie Ruppel | The Vineyard Gazette | July 13, 2012

Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness that has been documented at epidemic levels on the Vineyard, is now the focus of a growing public health initiative that involves Island doctors, boards of health and university researchers.

The initiative, which aims to zero in on prevention, education, and improved data collection, is seen by at least one leading expert as a possible model for the rest of the state.

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