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Discounted Tick Testing Now Available

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension received a grant from Cape Cod Healthcare under their Community Benefits program for 2016.  The grant will subsidize tick testing by the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.  Cape Cod residents will pay $15/test that normally costs $50.  The test results are intended to help doctors better diagnose tick-borne diseases like Lyme, but as well as babesiosis, anaplasmosis and the recently detected relapsing fever.

Check out the program’s brochure for more information.

For any tick related questions and information on personal or yard protection, contact County Entomologist Larry Dapsis – (508) 375-6642