Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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 2. Update on Education Effort 3. State Commission Update - ILADS conference 4. Board of Health Advisor position For a full agenda, click here.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Medical professionals tell Medfield residents to focus on prevention as a way of lowering the risk of contracting Lyme disease.
Medical professionals who spoke at Thursday’s "Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illnesses Community Prevention Forum" agreed that prevention is the best medicine when it comes to tick-borne diseases. “Protect yourselves, protect your pets, protect your yard,” said Dr. Lester Hartman of Westwood/Mansfield Pediatrics. “Medfield may be the Lyme disease capital of the world; Sherborn is catching up and Holliston is not far behind,” said Jean Sniffin, a public health nurse for the Medfield Board of Health (as well as Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, and Sherborn) and a nurse consultant for 23 community day care centers. Though many in the crowd of 50 people gathered at The Center at Medfield saw her comment as a slight exaggeration, the data shown …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee will hold a Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses prevention forum on Thursday, April 26 at the Center at Medfield, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
A community forum on preventing Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses will be held Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at The Center in Medfield. "The goal is to educate community members on how to protect your family and pets from tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease," the Lyme Disease Study Committee said in an e-mail to Medfield Patch. The forum is hosted by the Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee and will feature three speakers: Information on personal, pet and property protection as well as local tick-borne illnesses will be discussed. For tips on how to prepare for deer tick season, click here.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Here's five things you need to know about deer ticks and Lyme disease as tick season begins.
The mild winter coupled with the warmer than usual spring has brought an early start to deer tick season in the area. With all the outdoor space in Medfield, it is important to know a little bit about ticks and Lyme disease. According to a report issued in April 2011 by the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight and titled, "Lyme Disease in Massachusetts: A Public Health Crisis," Suffolk and Middlesex counties reported a combined 702 cases of Lyme disease in 2009, the last year from which official numbers are available. In total, 4,045 cases were reported in Massachusetts that year. Medfield’s Lyme Disease Study Committee has taken action to address the town’s risk of Lyme disease by reducing the tick population through a deer-culling…