Secret Site Map
Friday, October 31, 2014

Home News Virginia Reports Increase in Lyme Disease

Virginia Reports Increase in Lyme Disease

Public Health

The spike in cases is believed to be due to a growing deer population.

| May 13, 2010

ROANOKE - Lyme disease is on the rise in Virginia, and locally.

“We are definitely seeing more cases of Lyme Disease.  In fact, I just saw a case this morning,“ said Dr. Kevin Kelleher, who practices in Roanoke.

Dr. Kelleher’s patient had the tell tale sign, a bullseye rash that showed up on her left hip just below the waistline.  Dr. Kelleher says in the last two weeks he has treated at least five patients for Lyme Disease.  “In most cases when we find out what it is we can get rid of it,“ Dr. Kelleher said.

People can be bitten by a tick anywhere outdoors, but mainly in field grass.  The spike in cases, Dr. Kelleher blames on the growing deer population. “It started in the northeast corridor and now it is spreading to Virginia and North Carolina.“

Click here to read the entire article.

Source: www.wsls.com

Top news

Three Industry Leaders Recognized at Univar International Reception

Univar Director Latin America Benjamin Gomez recognized three industry leaders at PestWorld’s International Reception, including Norm Cooper, recognized with the Global Ambassador Lifetime Achievement Award.

UPFDA Recognizes Contributions of Tommy Reeves at Board Meeting

Reeves recently completed a two-year term as UPFDA president where he was instrumental in establishing the future direction of the association.

Cope Named Director of Technical and Regulatory Services at Terminix

Dr. Stan Cope (retired Navy), who has been with Terminix since 2012, has been promoted.

P+L Systems Announces Acquisition

Group De Ceuster of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium announced the sale of its Environmental Care division to P+L Systems (Holding) UK of Knaresborough, UK, for an undisclosed sum.

Backed By Bayer Web Portal Relaunched

New Backed By Bayer is a a comprehensive customer-centric platform with new and expanded resources for pest management professionals.

x