Officials say tick numbers may be on the rise

If you take a walk in the Vermont woods this spring, there’s a pretty good chance that you could take some ticks home with you. State officials say the population of the tiny creatures has soared this year. But, as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, the ticks that carry Lyme disease have not been a big problem so far.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is on the rise in Vermont. We talk about its prevention and the controversy over its diagnosis and treatment. Our guests are Lyme sufferer Dayle Ann Stratton, co founder of the Vermont Lyme Network, and Dartmouth infectious disease specialist Jeff Parsonnet.