Lyme Ticks In Eden

There are 15 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 17, 2007, titled Lyme Ticks In Eden. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

June 17, 2007 By RINKER BUCK , Courant Staff Writer Professional gardeners Jeff and Bridget Lynch thought they had it made 21 2 years ago when Jeff landed a plum job as the land manager at the 1,000-acre Rock ...

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Farfel

Harwinton, CT

#1 Jun 17, 2007
To increase the deer population for the beginning of deer hunting in the 1970s, the DEP started hammering the state forests through widespread, uncontrolled logging. Then came the ticks. Then the Lyme Disease.
LymeandMS

Guilford, CT

#2 Jun 17, 2007
As the frequency of Lyme Disease in Connecticut increases, the state's medical board is seeking to strip the nation's leading pediatric LLMD of his medical license.

Does that make sense?

If nothing else, this article should be a wake up call to the neccesity of allowing LLMDs to practice in Connecticut without fear.

LItchfield Lass

Hartford, CT

#3 Jun 17, 2007
Yes, ticks and disease are a constant worry. The reality is that if you inspect yourself regularly and quickly, the odds of getting the disease are much lower. Now let's talk about the virulent case of poison sumac I have from clearing brush on my land in Sharon. That and the poiison ivy are everywhere. If it wasn't so beautiful it wouldn't be worth it but...you can't live in paradise and not garden!
Squeenter Squillo

United States

#4 Jun 17, 2007
Ticks ticks tick, they makes me sick!
Old Nick

United States

#5 Jun 17, 2007
One person's garden is another's Hell.
badandy

Mountlake Terrace, WA

#6 Jun 17, 2007
ticks are everywhere in CT there was none when i grew up in wolcott
Alcott

Waterbury, CT

#7 Jun 17, 2007
badandy wrote:
ticks are everywhere in CT there was none when i grew up in wolcott
Guess you did not live on Woodtck Road.
slobjogger

AOL

#8 Jun 17, 2007
there have been ticks and lyme desease in ct for several decades. why all of a sudden do these gardeners get so much ink. did this reporter live under a rock for the last twenty years and now thinks the problem is new? next thing will be, who to blame it on. they should take their pay and some antibiotics and shut up.
slobjogger

AOL

#9 Jun 17, 2007
it seems rinker buck has lived under a rock for the last few decades. ticks and lyme desease have been here for that long and all of a sudden these gardeners make things different? take your pay and some antibiotics and stop whining. hazards of the trade. next thing rinker will be blaming them on the state police.
Missy in Michigan

Grosse Pointe, MI

#10 Jun 17, 2007
Lyme Disease IS a national epidemic - not sure why it's largely being ignored. It is grossely under reported and had been found in all 50 states. One to three days of Doxy as a preventative measure for bad tick bites isn't a very good idea as it takes 4 to 8 weeks to completely eradicate the disease and only if it's found very early. It's unfortunate that Dr's in CT - where Lyme is very common don't have knowledge of the disease and how to treat it. It's a problem nationwide, as well.
Steven_G_Erickso n

Westfield, MA

#11 Jun 17, 2007
There is fraud in testing and treatment. The video gives the patent numbers:


It is interesting how an African disease discovered by British military doctors in WWII as borelosis, recurring fever, transmitted by soft body ticks, ends up in New England in hard body ticks.

Have you heard of a bio-weapons research facility on Plum Island above Long Island Sound? Maybe sea birds flew from there into Connecticut if an experiment got away.

Why is another disease, West Nile Virus, also a tropical disease out in the New England area?
Amy

Levittown, NY

#12 Jun 17, 2007
slobjogger wrote:
there have been ticks and lyme desease in ct for several decades. why all of a sudden do these gardeners get so much ink. did this reporter live under a rock for the last twenty years and now thinks the problem is new? next thing will be, who to blame it on. they should take their pay and some antibiotics and shut up.
You obviously haven't been to the Northwest Corner recently or EVER. The tick problem is a very serious problem. And its not just the gardeners getting bitten. Its anybody who spends any amount of time outdoors.
I don't think the author of the article was saying this was a "new" problem as you call it. He was merely pointing out its prevalence in the NW Corner of CT. A friend of mine had Lyme disease so badly she had to have a catheter put in her arm to receive IV antibiotics for nearly a month. Lyme disease is no laughing matter.
slobjogger

AOL

#13 Jun 18, 2007
amy,

I live in stratford, ct and contacted lyme 5 years ago as did my wife and dog. you have nothing on the desease as i see. not sure what the article was all about in that it was old news. if it was a introvert living in his or her bedroom and caught the desease i would have said. WOW. a gardener i say, so. just more blah blah blah by the courant. someday rinker will stumble on a real story.
The Garbage Man

United States

#14 Jun 18, 2007
Steven_G_Erickson wrote:
There is fraud in testing and treatment. The video gives the patent numbers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4gZ1mhwZt-YXX
It is interesting how an African disease discovered by British military doctors in WWII as borelosis, recurring fever, transmitted by soft body ticks, ends up in New England in hard body ticks.
Have you heard of a bio-weapons research facility on Plum Island above Long Island Sound? Maybe sea birds flew from there into Connecticut if an experiment got away.
Why is another disease, West Nile Virus, also a tropical disease out in the New England area?
Maybe the government co-mingled the virus so the state could seize your property without an eminent domain hearing and Dr. Lee could do your autopsy and find no cause of death.
Jenn

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Nov 2, 2013
I don't understand why they are not addressing the root of the problem - the mice. The white-legged mouse carries the lyme that infects the ticks. If you can treat the mice, you can rid yourself of the lyme. This has been a strategy more and more people are doing effectively. The deer are only a host.

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