Mass Public Health and Lyme Disease

Last week, Friends of the Blue Hills leaders met with Drs Katie Brown and Alfred DeMaria from the Mass Department of Public Health to discuss the raising rate of Lyme disease in our communities.  Doctor DeMaria confirmed an increase in Lyme disease statewide and both experts pointed to research that links biological diversity (meaning healthy forests) with human health (specifically Lyme disease).

FBH leaders and DPH experts at last week’s meeting.   From left to right: Dr Katie Brown (DPH), Dr Al DeMaria (DPH), Mira D’Souza (Milton), Judy Jacobs (FBH Executive Director),  Laura Beebe (Milton), Denny Swensen (FBH Board), Diane D’Souza (Milton).

One Response to “Mass Public Health and Lyme Disease”

  1. sandra says:


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