"Tick Talks": How to Prevent Tick Bites, Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases

Spring is a great season to enjoy the outdoors, whether hiking, gardening, or just playing in the yard; however, it is also a time when ticks are active.  How can you protect your family and pets from tick bites and prevent tick-borne diseases like Lyme, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis?  Join us for one of these free "Tick Talks" and learn the latest information from Dr. Katie Brown, the State Public Health Veterinarian from the MA Department of Public Health.  Dr. Brown will discuss the life cycle of local ticks, local tick-borne diseases, best practices to avoid tick bites, efforts to control tick populations, disease transmission & symptoms in humans & pets, and answer audience questions. Dr. Brown has held her position since 2006. Following 8 years of clinical practice in wildlife medicine, she was awarded a Fellowship sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. In her current position she oversees surveillance and educational outreach on all zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:00- 8:30 p.m. at the Bromfield School Library, 14 Mass Avenue in Harvard, MA  Co-sponsored by the Harvard Board of Health, Harvard Conservation Commission, and NRWA.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:30- 8:00 p.m. at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center, 200 Groton Road in Ayer, MA  Co-sponsored by NRWA and the Nashoba Valley Medical Center.  Dr. Brown will be joined by a second local physician for this conversation.  For planning purposes, pre-registration for this talk is appreciated.  Pre-register by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The NRWA’s participation is funded in part by a grant from the Nashoba Valley Healthcare Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.