2009-05-06 / Briefly Noted
Arrival of Spring Means Lyme Precautions
Spring is here, which means it's time to take precautions against Lyme disease. "Lyme disease is spread by the bite of infected deer ticks, " said Dr. Sherlita Amler, Commissioner of the Putnam County Department of Health. "Ticks cannot fly or jump. They like to rest on low-lying vegetation and attach to a passing animal or person.