Newsmaker: Klempner and Ellison on Lyme disease this spring

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

April 17, 2012
  Richard Ellison, MD, attributes the increase in Lyme disease this spring to a larger than normal population of deer ticks (pictured above).

Mark S. Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for UMass Biologics Laboratory, and Richard T. Ellison III, MD, professor of medicine, were quoted in a Worcester Telegram & Gazette article on Sunday, April 15, on the prevalence of Lyme disease this spring. They also provided tips to prevent tick bites and an update on the latest research into a vaccine.

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