Tick Discussions Around the Island
The Martha’s Vineyard Tick-Borne Illness Reduction Initiative will host a talk at the Chilmark Community Center on Tuesday, August 16.
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Genetically-Engineered Mice Explored as New Tool in Fight Against Lyme Disease
Alex Elvin

Scientists at MIT are hoping to prevent Lyme disease on the Vineyard by releasing large numbers of genetically engineered mice into the wild. The project would still be years down the road.

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Study Explores Genetically-Altered Mice to Curb Lyme Disease

As tick-borne diseases continue to be a source of growing public health concern on the Vineyard, a panel discussion convenes Wednesday to discuss a potential new approach to curbing Lyme and other infections.

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Screening Begins for Babesiosis in Donated Blood
Alex Elvin

With tick-borne illness on the rise, health agencies are turning their attention to babesiosis, a disease carried by deer ticks.

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