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Lyme Disease Committee Rescheduled to Tonight

The committee will meet tonight, Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at the Town House. Agenda items include an update on deer culling and tick education.

Editor's Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, Oct. 1, but was postponed because of an illness.  

The Lyme Disease Committee will meet today, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Warrant Room on the first floor of the Town House.

The agenda for tonight's Lyme Disease Committee includes:

1. Controlled Hunt 2012 Update

  • Hunters and Parcels
  • Publicity
  • Website Update
  • ID lamination and signage
  • School notification

2. Update on Education Effort 

  • Tick season notice for parents
  • Publicity
  • Net topics for articles
  • New N Towne, Park & Recreation, MAP, Scouts
  • Medfield Day

3. State Commission Update - ILADS conference

4. Board of Health Advisor position

For a full agenda, click here

Osler Peterson October 01, 2012 at 09:29 PM
FYI - Due to an illness, the Lyme disease meeting has been postponed to tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM.
Alexander Davis October 02, 2012 at 03:31 PM
The Lyme epidemic is unnecessary. We already know how to stop it. The wise residents of Monhegan Island Maine and Mumford Cove Ct ended their Lyme epidemics by getting rid of the deer. Although mice and other animals may harbor the Lyme bacteria, they are no threat to us without the deer ticks which act as dirty needles. The deer tick infects us not only with Lyme disease but also with babesiosis and anaplasmosis, both of which can be fatal. Ticks come from tick eggs, and 95% of the tick eggs come from ticks on deer. This is because adult egg-laying ticks require a sizeable mammal to feed on and cannot feed on a mouse, for instance. It's estimated that ticks from just one deer can produce 450,000 to 1,000,000 tick eggs per season. Removing the deer disrupts the tick life cycle. There is no place known where the deer tick life cycle has been generally sustained in the absence of deer.

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