Tick-borne illnesses in Vermont

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – There are 13 different tick species in Vermont. Of the 13 species, five are known to bite humans, and four of these five can transmit diseases. On Tuesday, July 10 at 6 p.m., Bradley Tompkins, epidemiologist for infectious diseases with the Vermont Health Department, will discuss the various tick species and potential diseases they carry at the Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections. He will be concentrating on one in particular responsible for the most disease transmission recorded in the state.

Understanding a particular tick’s disease potential and having the capacity to identify ticks will help you present your symptoms or potential disease issues to your doctor early so that treatment can be initiated.

This lecture is offered at no charge, but due to the profound interest in the topic, space is limited, so please call 802-824-4343 to register.

Neighborhood Connections is a nonprofit social services agency helping folks in nine area mountain towns. The Meeting Place is located in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace, next to the post office.

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