Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Information On Lyme Disease and Tick-Bourne Illness

You may have heard about the recent article in the New Yorker on the growing rate of Lyme-disease infection and issues of treatment. The Lyme Wars, by Michael Specter, appears in the July 1st issue of the New Yorker magazine, which is currently available for reading in the library. The article is also available online on

The Martha's Vineyard Boards of Health have recently launched a website resource on tick-bourne illnesses at The site provides information necessary to minimize TBI exposure, to recognize its early symptoms, if exposed, and to seek prompt effective therapy, if symptomatic. This site also contains data currently being collected throughout our county.

The library has a number of recent books and other materials covering the disease and its treatment, including the following:

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