Lyme Victims Depend on Each Other

“Lyme Victims Depend on Each Other” | by Olivia Hull | The Vineyard Gazette | July 13, 2012 Kristen Kusama-Hinte arrived on-Island in early June. A couple of weeks later, her son had a fever. She tended to him, sleeping on the floor by his side. She checked her own and discovered a 100-degree temperature […]

Journey Back from Lyme Disease Is Comfort and Call to Action

She took her first antibiotic at the age of 19. “I never really got sick,” Katina L. Makris told an audience of about 30 people on August 18 at the Chilmark Community Church. This was all before she was bitten by a tick and later diagnosed with Lyme disease. Ms. Makris’s inspirational talk was part […]

Vineyard Lyme Center Opens

“Vineyard Lyme Center Opens” | by Katie Ruppel | The Vineyard Gazette | September 7, 2012 After spending years studying Lyme disease, Enid Haller and husband Sam Hiser opened the Martha’s Vineyard Lyme Disease Center last Thursday off Panhandle Road in West Tisbury. The educational center provides pamphlets and books on Lyme disease, a list […]

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 […]

Ground Zero for Lyme Disease

The following online note points to Sam Telford’s OpEd piece, “A Model Initiative Against Lyme Disease,” which can be accessed behind the Gazette’s paywall … If you live on the Vineyard and haven’t had Lyme disease, it’s a good bet you know someone who has. The risk of contracting the disease while hiking, gardening or […]