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Visiting physician’s statements about Lyme disease require correction

Dr. Nevena Zubcevik’s suggestion during her recent appearance at grand rounds at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (July 14, “Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme...

Telford talks ticks

Did Native Americans use fire to kill ticks?

Tick ecology poses many challenges

To the Editor:Duncan Caldwell raises some issues regarding the association of deer density and that of deer tick that require comment (Aug. 27, “The...

Telford Talks Ticks

Are there more ticks these days?

Prevalence of Babesiosis

Is Babesios more common now?

Telford talks ticks

Any ugly red divot in your skin, nearby swollen glands, and fever needs to be checked out pronto by a doc.

Telford talks ticks

Perhaps the Vineyard boards of health should advocate for town officials "turning the other cheek" to episodes of public nudity, particularly in the woods. Get rid of those "no nudity" admonitions on all the Land Bank and other trailhead signs!

Can I burn a tick off me?

C’mon folks, it is just a tick bite. It is not like getting bitten by a taipan (a snake with a highly lethal bite) in the Australian outback, where there is some justification in immediately amputating the bitten body part.

Telford talks ticks

Tick expert Dr. Sam Telford answers questions about the Island’s most insidious insect and how to prevent the bacteria it can inject.Dear Sam.Back in the...

Telford talks ticks

Tick expert Dr. Sam Telford answers questions about the Island’s most insidious insect and how to prevent the bacteria it can inject.Can a dip...