Producer/Host: Rhonda Feiman
Production Assistance: Petra Hall
Studio Engineer: John Greenman
TICKS & LYME DISEASE and other co-infections that are now being seen in Maine.
Guest: Dr. Beatrice M. Szantyr, medical advisor for MaineLyme, a non-profit dedicated to decreasing Lyme and related tick diseases in Maine. She is also a member of the State of Maine Vector-borne Disease Work Group, the Maine Medical Association, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).
What new ticks have been found in Maine?
What new tick-borne illnesses have been discovered in Maine?
What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease?
What are the signs and symptoms of tick diseases such as anaplasmosis & ehrlichiosis?
What is a course of treatment if you have the clinical symptoms of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses?
What can we do to prevent tick bites?
What new research has corroborated the effectiveness of permethrin as a tick repellent treatment for clothes and other items?
Websites of interest:
ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society)
Lyme Disease Association (About Lyme —great pictures of ticks and rashes)
Lymedisease.org (Formerly CALDA)
Tick Encounter Resource Center
Rhonda’s 2017 show with Dr. Bea Szantyr and Constance Dickey, RN can be found here
Other Healthy Options programs on Lyme and tick-borne illness: