The deer-Lyme disconnect - Why new hunting programs aren’t going to check the spread of the disease. May 11, 2011 Boston.com By Elizabeth Gehrman, Massachusetts, Lyme Disease
Massachusetts towns that are considering whether to extend hunting seasons or areas might do well to consider the experiences of other communities working on the problem, says Rutberg, the Tufts professor. “I’ve been making a number of visits lately to Westchester, New York, which is about five-plus years down this road ahead of Massachusetts,” he says, “and they’re just realizing now, after trying these bow hunting programs for five or six years, that they don’t really work. If people continue to perceive Lyme disease as an issue worthy of community attention, they will have to do something different.”
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