Program on Prevention Against Tick Borne Illnesses

September 10th in Chatham with Barnstable County Entomologist Larry Dapsis
Learn about protection against tick-borne illnesses next week at Chatham Council on Aging (Wikimedia Commons photo)

CHATHAM – On Monday, September 10th, at 1pm, the Chatham Council on Aging will host a  Free Presentation on Preventing against Tick Borne Illnesses, featuring Barnstable County Entomologist, Larry Dapsis.  All are welcome. Larry Dapsis, is with the Barnstable County Cooperative Extension, and assures that, “Tick-Borne Diseases are Completely Preventable”.

Barnstable County has the fourth highest incidence rate of Lyme in Massachusetts.  Other diseases like Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Relapsing Powassan virus can each be serious as well. The “Tick King of Cape Cod”, Larry Dapsis, will share his knowledge with you so you can protect yourself and your family. This Presentation is Free. Reservations for the presentation are required.  Consider joining us for a gourmet lunch beforehand at Noon.  On the menu for lunch is: Poached Salmon with a Cucumber Yogurt Sauce served over Mixed Greens, and Chocolate Berry Torte for Dessert. Tickets for lunch are $7, and reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190.


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