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Maine Calling

Posted: May 10, 2016

When: Wed May 11, 2016 1pm – 2pm Eastern Time

Topic: Lyme Disease and Ticks The latest on Lyme disease in Maine – where it’s found, its prevalence in Maine and how it’s treated.

Guests: Dr. Rob Smith, infectious disease expert at Intermed Dr. Tom Mather, better known as ‘The Tick Guy,’ of the University of Rhode Island Chuck Lubelczyk, BS, MPH, Field Biologist, MMC Lyme & Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory

Maine Calling is an interactive radio program hosted by MPBN News Director Keith Shortall and Public Affairs Host Jennifer Rooks and produced by Jonathan Smith and Cindy Han. Airing live Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, rebroadcast at 8 pm, and anytime online, the show brings interesting conversations on a wide variety of topics to the people of Maine. MPBN listeners are strongly encouraged to participate in the program.

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TickSmart "To-Do" List for Summer

  • Spray all outdoor shoes with Permethrin
  • Make sure pets are protected
  • Have yard treated with effective tick killers
  • Be especially vigilant about doing daily tick checks
  • Send off kids' camp clothes to be treated