Prudent And Affordable – Letter | Falmouth Opinion


Yes, unfortunately, we are now well into tick season when their bites might lead to Lyme and other tick-borne and transmitted diseases. All of Massachusetts is impacted by these diseases, and ticks most often populate brush, leaf-pile and garden areas. Information on ticks and possible diseases they transmit in Massachusetts can be found at http://tinyurl.com/mass-tick-disease.

If one is bitten by a tick, seeking a medical evaluation of whether treatment is warranted is generally considered a prudent action to take, especially if a rash and/or flu-like symptoms arise after a bite. The University of Massachusetts Amherst Laboratory of Medical Zoology (www.tickdiseases.org) will identify the kind of tick it is and analyze the tick itself to determine if it…



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