Reducing Tick-Borne Illness Is Critical
David Morris
The Martha's Vineyard tick-borne illness reduction initiative of the Island boards of health has seen significant progress in the past several years.
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Reducing Tick-Borne Illness on Martha's Vineyard Demands Urgent Attention
Dr. David J. Morris

The Martha’s Vineyard tick-borne illness reduction initiative of the Island boards of health has seen significant progress in the past several years. More is needed.

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Tick Guide

Here is a quick guide to ticks on Martha's Vineyard. For more information about prevention and treatment, the Martha's Vineyard Boards of Health has an informative website on tickborne illness.

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Culling the Deer Herd Makes Healthy Sense
David J. Morris
This year’s deer hunting season has begun, and many options are being considered for how to lessen the impact of the continuing infestation of deer ticks on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Summer Study Tells the Story: Lone Star Tick Threat Is Growing
Julia Wells
A post-summer report says tick populations are up, especially the newest species of disease-carrying arachnid to invade Martha’s Vineyard: the lone star tick.
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Tuck in Your Socks, Lone Star Ticks Are Here
Richard Johnson
Lone star tick nymphs and adults are spreading and increasing in numbers, data from the MV Tick Programs 2018 yard surveys shows.
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After Tularemia Death, Experts Stress Education
Julia Wells
With tick-borne diseases a growing matter of public health concern on the Vineyard, education and prevention are more important than ever, a leading expert said.
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Apparent Case of Tularemia Sparks Discussion
Julia Wells

The recent death of a seasonal resident with an apparent case of tularemia has sparked renewed discussion about tick-borne illnesses.

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Tick Fair at Agricultural Hall

Dukes County and the Island boards of health are sponsoring a Martha’s Vineyard Tick Fair on Saturday, July 28.

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New Maps Document Spread of Ticks
Landry Harlan
Maps prepared by cartographer Chris Seidel document the spread of deer ticks, dog ticks and lone star ticks.
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