What you should know about tick-borne illness
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WILMINGTON- According to the Vermont Department of Health, tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in Vermont. Tick bites and tick-borne illnesses spike in the fall. In an effort to address the many tick-related questions from patients, clinicians from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the Vermont Department of Health have partnered to offer a special presentation: “What You Need to Know about Tick-Borne Illness: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.” The talk is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Tuesday, October 10, at Memorial Hall.

Attendees will get expert answers to the most common tick-related questions, including:

How do I prevent tick bites?

What should I do if I find a tick on me or a member of my family?

What are the tick-borne illnesses and how do I recognize them?

What are the treatments available?

What if I still don’t feel good after treatment?

Speakers include: Marie George, MD, infectious disease specialist at SVMC Infectious Disease, now part of SVMC Multispecialty Practice; Bradley Tompkins, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Vermont Department of Health; and Trey Dobson, MD, emergency medicine physician, chief medical officer at SVMC, and medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. To reserve a seat visit svhealthcare.org/tick. For more information call (802) 447-5019 or email Ashley.Jowett@svhealthcare.org.
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