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Halifax: Increasing Threat of Tick-Borne Diseases, Viruses

By Lenny Rowe

Halifax town officials are taking steps to raise awareness about tick-borne diseases and viruses.

Halifax Health Agent Cathy Drinan and members of the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association gave a presentation last week to inform the public about tick-borne diseases and viruses and the new forms that are spreading rapidly on the South Shore and Cape Cod.

Drinan says that there’s an increase in diseases in the area.

“The list is growing. There are so many diseases carried by ticks and it’s potentially deadly or chronic,” said Drinan.

She adds that ticks are a serious threat year-round.

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