The politics of Lyme disease – WCAX

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For most, the disease lasts a few weeks and can naturally run its course, but that’s not everyone’s experience. “By the time I got diagnosed, I was very sick. I was getting the flu constantly, intense chills, stabbing pains all … Continued

You Can Quote Me – WCAX

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Rachel Nevitt was interviewed on WCAX’s Sunday morning program You Can Quote Me about her struggle with Lyme disease.

Lyme disease prevention tips – WCAX

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“Although it isn’t necessarily stylish, tuck in your shirt, and tuck your pants into your boots or your socks,” said Giese.   Light-colored clothing makes the bugs easier to spot. Insect repellents containing DEET can help but provide no guarantee. … Continued

Living with Lyme disease – WCAX

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“I was sick for more than a decade before I knew what it was,” Rachel said.   Along with the waves of incapacitation, Rachel can experience flu-like symptoms, chills, extreme fatigue and joint pain. She can struggle with word retrieval … Continued

Ticks Can Carry More Than We Thought

In a recent study done in Duchess County New York, it was discovered that deer ticks can carry more than just Lyme disease. “People in tick-infested parts of the United States such as the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and the Upper Midwest, … Continued

Governor Shumlin Signs Lyme Bill

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Vermont history was made Thursday. Gov. Shumlin signed a Proclamation declaring May as Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month, and H. 123 the Lyme Bill that will go into effect July 1,2014. “We have one of the highest rates of … Continued

Victory At Last!

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After a very long arduous journey and in the face of strong opposition H. 123 has passed and will become effective July 1, 2014. Governor Shumlin will publicly sign both H. 123 and a proclamation designating May as Lyme and … Continued

H.123 – Vermont’s Lyme Bill Update

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H. 123 with amendments passed the full Senate unanimously on April 11th. On April 15th it was presented to the full House for a vote but was sent back to the House Health Committee at the request of Rep. George … Continued