Lyme disease

Greenwich Time doubts study of economic impact of deer

Sep 4th, 2010 | By

In latest in the ongoing battle in the press between the “Bambi killers” and the “animal rights activists” the Greenwich Time editors write that they are skeptical about the recent study — The ‘Economic Impact of Deer Overpopulation in Fairfield County, CT.

Excess deer population has its costs

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

The region’s overpopulation of deer cost Fairfield County towns more than $170 million a year in health care costs from tick-borne Lyme disease, car repairs and landscaping, according to a groundbreaking report bound to spark further debate on the issue of suburban hunting. via Excess deer population has its costs – Connecticut Post.

Lyme disease finds new foothold inland | Boston Globe

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

Lyme disease, the tick-borne ailment once primarily a scourge of the Cape and Islands, is now rampant in swaths of Massachusetts where locally acquired cases were rare a decade ago. In Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester counties, the number of patients diagnosed with the bacterial disease surged more than fourfold between 2000 and 2009, according to

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Lyme watchdog group fights on multiple fronts

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

Some medical experts go so far as to dispute the very existence of chronic Lyme disease, according to Dr. Kotsoris. One consequence of this controversy is less than robust funding for research that could offer answers and solutions to the burgeoning number of Lyme disease sufferers. According to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease

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Asbestos removal at Old Lyme High School starts

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

Old Lyme – Asbestos-abatement work began Monday at Lyme-Old Lyme High School and continues through Aug. 27. via The Day – Asbestos removal at Old Lyme High School starts | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Organization funds the fight to end Lyme disease epidemic; Plans fundraiser, April 2, 2011, in Stamford

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

“It’s all in your head” is what some Lyme disease patients hear when they tell doctors about their persistent fatigue, pain, and cognitive problems.”Lyme disease can present in myriad ways,” says Dr. Harriet Kotsoris, neurologist and medical advisor to Time for Lyme, a Greenwich, CT-based research, education and advocacy group. “The result is that it

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Town will appeal to property owners for help with deer hunt

Jun 26th, 2010 | By

The Wilton Deer Management Committee will shift gears with a new plan after “an unacceptably low harvest last year,” according to Patricia Sesto, Wilton’s director of environmental affairs.

Veteran non-profit executive joins Time for Lyme

Jun 18th, 2010 | By

Time for Lyme, Inc. (TFL), a research, education and advocacy group, has named David M. Martin, of Yorktown Heights, NY, a senior nonprofit executive, as its new Executive Director. The announcement was made recently by Co-Presidents Diane Blanchard and Debbie Siciliano. Time for Lyme is an organization dedicated to eliminating Lyme disease and other tick-borne

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Estuary Transit District Awarded Hybrid Vehicles | Chester, Deep River, & Essex LocalOnlineNews.TV

Jun 14th, 2010 | By

From a press release: The Connecticut Department of Transportation DOT has announced that 9 Town Transit 9TT, a service of the Estuary Transit District, is a recipient of a 2010 Connecticut Clean Fuel CCF program grant. CCF’s intent is to improve air quality, reduce dependency on petroleum based fuels and enhance public awareness of alternative

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Officials: Lyme disease ‘serious issue’ in Wilton

Jun 4th, 2010 | By

Fairfield County is an area where you find many ticks carrying Lyme disease, says Deborah Burnaman, so it’s no surprise that protection and prevention from the disease are two topics on a lot of people’s minds in Wilton. On Wednesday morning, Burnaman, vice president of education for Time for Lyme, Inc., and Eileen Rice, a

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EL school board moves forward on artificial turf field design

May 26th, 2010 | By

East Lyme — The Board of Education voted Monday to direct an architectural company to come up with a preliminary design and feasibility study for an artificial turf field at the high school. via EL school board moves forward on artificial turf field design | The Day.

Panel upholds controversial Lyme treatment guidelines

Apr 23rd, 2010 | By

Leaders of a local Lyme disease advocacy group are disappointed, but not surprised, that a special panel formed as part of investigation by Connecticut's attorney general has decided treatment guidelines for the disease do not need to be changed. via Panel upholds controversial Lyme treatment guidelines – GreenwichTime.

For David Streit, deer control is a serious affair

Apr 12th, 2010 | By

David Streit has a mission — he wants to see the deer population reduced to the point where it will no longer sustain the ticks that carry Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

State Disciplines Doctor At Center Of Lyme Disease Controversy –

Mar 18th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD — The state medical board formally has disciplined Dr. Charles Ray Jones, issuing the New Haven pediatrician — known for his support of a controversial Lyme disease treatment — a $10,000 fine and placing his license on probation for four years. via State Disciplines Doctor At Center Of Lyme Disease Controversy –

DEP: Connecticut DEP and U.S. EPA-New England Announce Great Park Pursuit and Earth Day 40 Programs for 2010

Mar 13th, 2010 | By

Return of Great Park Pursuit for 5th Consecutive Year Environmental programming at State Capitol on April 22 The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Amey Marrella and U.S. EPA-New England Administrator Curt Spalding today announced the opening of registration for the Great Park Pursuit and plans for Connecticut’s celebration of the 40th Earth Day.

Gauging Public Concern For Tick-Related Illness, Deer Population | The Newtown Bee

Mar 12th, 2010 | By

Residents who would like more information form an expert source can attend a talk by Connecticut State Entomologist Dr. Kirby Stafford, who will discuss the origins and nature of Lyme disease and means to prevent its infectious spread to humans in a lecture on Thursday, March 18, at Western Connecticut State University. “Fight the Bite:

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Blumenthal says group not complying with Lyme disease agreement

Feb 18th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has sent a warning shot across the bow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), saying he is concerned that it is not complying with terms of a settlement reached with his office over an antitrust investigation. via Blumenthal says group not complying with Lyme disease agreement | Greenwich

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Deer Culling Is Not A Practical Solution To Lyme Disease | Letter to the Editor, The Newtown Bee

Jan 14th, 2010 | By

I’m a Newtown resident concerned about Lyme disease and have been closely following the work of the Tick-Borne Disease Action Committee. Some have tried to argue that those opposing deer culls don't understand the facts, that they’re emotional. But if you look at the science and the data, there is not a single study, aside

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Birds spread Lyme Disease

Jan 13th, 2010 | By

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have shown that birds have helped spread Lyme disease across North America. A team led by School of Public Health researcher Maria Diuk-Wasser analyzed studies on 71 bird species that host the black legged tick, the main carrier of Lyme disease. They found that 58.6 percent of

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YSPH: Birds spreading Lyme disease – The New Haven Register

Dec 30th, 2009 | By

NEW HAVEN — Birds are a prime reason Lyme disease is spreading to places it hasn’t been before, such as Canada, according to a new study by the Yale School of Public Health. Researchers studied published records and found 70 species of birds can be infected by black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), which spreads the Lyme

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