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What Does A Growing Tick Population Mean For Our Health?

Jun 23, 2017

The tick population in Connecticut is on the rise, and so is the threat of Lyme disease — and other tick-borne illnesses.

This hour, we hear the latest from medical professionals and policy makers about the need for new funding and research to battle a “growing tick problem” in the Northeast.

The director of Connecticut’s Agricultural Experiment Station will join us to talk about the latest dangers posed by ticks and we hear from Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about a new research grant from the federal government.

We find out what you can do to prevent tick bites and we dig into cutting edge research to speed up the diagnosis of Lyme disease.

Are you worried about how to protect yourself and family?

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on May 2, 2017.