Masks are required to enter the building.
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STOP LYME: Information for Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Identification and Patient Care

The STOP LYME Project is a collection of resources designed to educate the public about the prevention and treatment of tick borne diseases in Massachusetts. The Project is an initiative of Nahant Public Library in partnership with Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Town of Nahant, and health librarian Margot Malachowski – who have provided the following materials to interested libraries such as ours.

All of these handouts are available for reproduction in a binder at the Reference Desk in the Library, or can be downloaded as PDF files here.

STOP LYME Introduction

STOP LYME Table of Contents

TICK-BORNE DISEASES

Lyme Disease Surveillance in MA 2014

Babesiosis Surveillance in MA 2015

HGA Surveillance in MA 2015

Tularemia – Public Health Fact Sheet

Powassan Virus – Public Health Fact Sheet

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – Public Health Fact Sheet

Borrelia miyamotoi – Public Health Fact Sheet

PREVENTION TIPS

BLAST poster        BLAST Prevention Program brochure

Guide to the Use of Tick Repellents

Tick Identification and Testing Services – MA Dept. of Public Health

Tick Management Handbook

SEEKING TREATMENT

Seeking Treatment

ILADS Lyme Disease Guidelines

IDSA Lyme Disease Guidelines          IDSA Lyme Disease Guidelines errata

STATE LAW

State Law – Know your Rights

PATIENT SUPPORT

Patient Support

Medical and Personal Health Records

MORE RESOURCES

Axis 360 EBooks, EBooks, and Other Resources