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Tick Talk

  • Winchester Public Library Winchester, MA (map)

The number of people infected by tick-borne diseases has nearly tripled from 2004 to 2017 in the United States(www.cdc.gov/ticks/data-summary/index.html). In Massachusetts in 2017 alone over 8000 people tested positive for Lyme disease.But most cases are not reported and it is estimated that 87,000 people a year in MA are getting Lyme disease (https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/05/07/state-expert-tens-thousands-likely-will-get-tick-borne-disease-mass-this-year/0xkVFQCctIJLoyzaQxL0xJ/story.html).

Winchester is not immune from ticks and the diseases they carry. The trails, fields, leaf litter and woods surrounding the properties here are ideal habitats for ticks.

Earlier Event: April 2
V-O on Stage: K-2nd Grade
Later Event: April 8
MCAS: 3rd grade ELA session 1