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.
With all the outdoor space in Medfield, knowing a bit about this tick-borne disease is important.
When it comes to living in Medfield, residents have a wide array of options in terms of outdoor entertainment. A hike through Rocky Woods or a walk at nearby Hale Reservation... the options go on and on. The flora and fauna might look diverse, but one thing they all have in common (along with any other outdoor space in New England): ticks. 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. While the total number of reported …