Tick Talk @ Woods Hole Public Library
When: Mon Apr 8th
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Woods Hole Public Library | 581 Woods Hole Road | Woods Hole
Free and open to the public
Larry Dapsis of the Cape Cod Co-operative Extension will give a talk about Ticks and Tick-Born Diseases at the Woods Hole Public Library on Monday evening, April 8 at 7:30 PM.
Lyme is the second most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts; babesiosis and anaplasmosis are on the increase as well. All three are carried by the deer tick, also known as the black-legged tick. Over half of the cases of babesiosis in Massachusetts occur on the Cape and Islands. In fact, the number of cases of babesiosis on the Cape doubled from 2010 and 2011. The Cape has seen a steady increase in the number of locations where infected ticks are found. But, as Mr. Dapsis stresses, “These diseases are preventable, and that remains our core message.”
The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961, or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.