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New Tool Launched To Teach Mainers About Tick Borne Diseases And Prevention

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Curious about the number of tick borne diseases in your county or town? A new web-based dashboard on the Maine Tracking Network provides daily updates on cases of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis.

The Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control, Dr. Bruce Bates, says in a press release that the goal is to raise awareness and encourage Mainers to take preventative measures.

Incidences of tick borne diseases have been increasing in Maine. Lyme disease is the most common, but so far this year more than 400 cases of anaplasmosis have been confirmed.