Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lyme disease

Lyme disease continues to be a growing concern in Maine, with 1,111 cases reported across the state in 2012.

Maine CDC is dedicated to increasing awareness of the disease and is co-sponsoring free, public Lyme disease prevention forums throughout the state this summer. The goal of these forums is to educate Maine residents about prevention and early detection of the disease. Each forum will have a presentation about Lyme disease followed by a Q & A session. 

Lyme disease experts including physicians, epidemiologists, veterinarians, biologists, and pesticide experts will be at the forums to answer specific questions and educate the public on the broader Lyme disease prevention work going on in Maine. Below are the dates of the scheduled Lyme disease forums (more to come). All forums are free and open to the public. Questions? Please email disease.reporting@maine.gov

Free, public Lyme disease forums:
  • 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 31, LePage Conference Room, St. Mary’s Hospital, 93 Campus Ave., Lewiston
  • 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 6, EMA Building, 301 Park Street, Rockland
  • 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland
  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Ellsworth Town Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth

Information about Lyme Disease Awareness Month is available at http://go.usa.gov/yTS or see Maine CDC’s press release at http://go.usa.gov/b4uk

For general information about Lyme disease, visit http://go.usa.gov/yTh

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