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.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, the ticks that carry Lyme disease have not been a
big problem so far.
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.