NPR On Point Discussion on Lyme (broadcast on June 13, 2017)

Terrific discussion with host Tom Askbrook and Lyme.  Here's Tom's introduction ----- (CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO LISTEN TO FULL RADIO EPISODE)

(WBUR - BOSTON - JUNE 13, 2017) If you want to know how bad a tick season we’re going to have for Lyme disease, count the mice. Mice carry Lyme. Ticks love mice. And the numbers this year are plague-level. It’s going to be a rough season for Lyme disease, which is spreading ever further into the country. And it’s not just Lyme that ticks are carrying these days. A new tick-borne virus – Powassan – can kill you. Leave you paralyzed. This hour On Point: bracing for a bad season of ticks and disease. -- Tom Ashbrook

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A female, Amblyomma triste from a dorsal view, as it was climbing a blade of grass. (Christopher Paddock/CDC)

A female, Amblyomma triste from a dorsal view, as it was climbing a blade of grass. (Christopher Paddock/CDC)