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Portland, Maine: Despite drought, Lyme disease cases came roaring back this fall

[CanLyme Note: Due to the proximity to the Canadian border and the role of our friendly migratory birds in importing infected ticks into Canada in staggering numbers, ie, robins, wrens, etc., Atlantic Canada’s provincial governments must increase public awareness. It is their responsibility.] Dec. 12th, 2016 This summer’s drought failed to reduce the deer tick population – as…

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Maine looks to join growing list of states protecting doctors from their own licencing boards via legislation

BY JOE LAWLOR Press Herald Mar 2nd, 2015 A bill would prevent the state medical board from punishing a doctor who prescribes long-term antibiotics, a disputed method for fighting the spreading disease. SACO — Lisa Lawlor couldn’t find a doctor in Maine willing to treat her chronic Lyme disease, so she traveled to Portsmouth, New…