Lyme disease – Walpole says no thanks


I reached out to through a former Walpole selectman to ask if Walpole would join with Medfield in culling deer to reduce Lyme disease.  The selectman had the Walpole’s Board of Health agent call me, and she said that their Board of Health got an invitation from the Dover Board of Health to join a regional effort to cull deer so as to reduce Lyme disease,  but then read the early May article in the Boston Globe magazine which said there is no scientific relationship between the number of deer and the amount of Lyme disease, and decided to not proceed.  She offered to take her Board of Health new information if any was presented.  I passed this information along to the Medfield Lyme disease study committee chair.

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/articles/2011/05/08/why_new_hunting_programs_arent_going_to_check_the_spread_of_lyme_disease/?s_campaign=8315

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