Lyme Disease Study Aims At Better Understanding Pervasive Illness Here
Peter Brannen

A broad-based effort to combat Lyme disease is now underway on the Vineyard, with the objective of better documenting and preventing the tick-borne illness that has affected untold numbers of year-round Islanders, summer residents and casual visitors.

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Study Shows Lyme Disease More Prevalent Than Reported
Peter Brannen

As the Island boards of health begin to engage in a five-year effort to battle tick-borne illnesses on the Vineyard, early field work from a group of medical students on the Island points to serious deficiencies in reporting tick diseases to state public health officials, especially for Lyme disease.

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