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Tick Talk: Surging Tick Populations in Connecticut

Library Program for Adults

Girl and Dog-copyright rohappy/Fotolia.comTick Silhouette-Open Clip Art-JuheleTick-borne diseases are on the rise in CT, and prevention should be on everyone’s mind, especially during the spring, summer and early fall when ticks are most active. Tick-borne diseases can produce symptoms that range from mild and treatable at home to severe infections requiring hospitalization. According to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the tick population has increased 10-fold and, of the ticks recently tested, 38% of the were positive for Lyme Disease. Last year 1,752 cases of Lyme Disease were reported to the CT Department of Health. Krista L. Timken, MPH, RN, Community Health Nurse for the Town of Glastonbury, shares the latest information on this growing health problem and what you can do to protect yourself, your loved ones and your pets. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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