Lyme Disease: It’s Not the Deer’s Fault

If you think deer play an important role in the spread of Lyme disease, think again.

If you think deer play an important role in the spread of Lyme disease, think again.

New studies, reported in the Times, indicate that small mammals like white-footed mice are crucial to the prevalence of Lyme.

And “birds are also major carriers of Lyme disease bacteria and might be even more significant carriers than rodents because of the distances they can easily travel.”

Here's the link.

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James Taradine June 26, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I think it's time to drop the subject. It's gone way beyond the initial comments and has become very personal and boring to be honest. Let it go, please. Jim Taradine
Eileen June 26, 2012 at 06:39 PM
@ Christine E. Yours is the exception, NOT the rule. So spare me the "We're all gonna die" crap....
Frederick Klein June 26, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Eileen - You should be thankful that your daughter is ok, but it should not lead you to minimize what others whose symptoms are worse are going through. Some people's indication that they have Lyme is Bell's Palsy, with half of their faces paralyzed. Perhaps you could take it down a notch from Defcon-5 and apologize to Christine E.
AugustWest June 26, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Go pound sand you hoser.
AugustWest June 26, 2012 at 07:07 PM
R. Ludlowe, what are you rambling about exactly?


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