More Than Lyme: Ticks in Southeastern Massachusetts Present Other Dangers

We talk about Lyme disease and the serious threat here in Massachusetts all the time, but it’s not the only tick-borne illness we should be aware of. Black-legged ticks are very prevalent in South Shore and Fall River, and they can carry several other diseases as well: Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Powassan,…

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: A New Reality in Massachusetts

Just because something is rare does not mean it doesn’t exist. According to Catherine Brown, Massachusetts deputy state epidemiologist, there have been only two confirmed cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever over the last ten years here in Massachusetts; that’s two confirmed of 55 suspected cases. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever…

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