Tick-Borne Diseases

May 1, 2017

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Diseases carried by ticks are of increasing concern, with the Powassan virus surfacing as a new threat. Ticks are already prevalent this season. What should people watch for, and can they protect themselves from vector-borne diseases? 

Guests:Chuck Lubelczyk, vector ecologist, Maine Medical Center Research InstituteRobert Smith, internist with Intermed and infectious disease specialist with Maine Medical Center's Lyme and Vector-Borne Disease Lab