URI tick expert to host Lyme Disease Awareness Day
KINGSTON, R.I. -- July 11, 2000 -- Dr. Elyes Zhioua, director of the
University of Rhode Island's Tick Research Lab, will answer questions, distribute
literature and exhibit a variety of ticks during Lyme Disease Awareness
Day on Saturday, July 15 at the entrance to the North Kingstown Wal-Mart.
The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m.
"This event is designed to educate the public about ticks and the
diseases they transmit," explained Zhioua. "Not only do they transmit
Lyme disease, but also babesiosis and erlichiosis, all of which are difficult
to diagnose and can be fatal."
Dr. Don Nadeau will also be on hand during the event to discuss the symptoms
and treatments of these diseases.
The event is sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental
Management, the URI Agricultural Experiment Station, and the American Lyme
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