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The Health Show #1260 on WAMC with Bob Barrett and Dr. Nina Sax

Date: 05.23.2012

WAMC The Health Show

"Ticks are blooming- how are you going to stay safe?" Dr. Mather will be on The Health Show 5/24 and 5/27 talking ticks with Bob Barrett and Dr. Nina Sax. The audio is now live on The Health Show web site (links below)

Tick Facts:

  • 1 in 5 deer tick nymphs carry Lyme Disease bacteria.
  • 75% of deer tick nymphs found biting have been attached long enough to transmit the disease
  • 1 in 2 deer tick adult females carry Lyme Diseases bacteria
  • 20% of adult deer tick females found d biting have been attached long enough to transmit the disease
  • Ticks carry more than Lyme disease; they can carry more serious disease.

The Health Show is a nationally syndicated public radio program produced by the National Productions unit at Northeast Public Radio. The program covers all aspects of modern health: prevention, treatment, research, administration and more. Each week The Health Show breaks the issues down so you can be a better informed patient or care-provider.

The Health Show: Thursdays, 3pm - 3:30pm; Sundays, 6:30pm - 7pm

Link to http://www.wamc.org/programs/health-show-wamc || Direct Link to MP3 audio