One Health in Action: Lyme Disease

Veronica A. Fialkowski, Erik Foster, Kim Signs, Mary Grace Stobierski

Abstract


The response to public concern of an increase in tick populations and Lyme disease prompted by a local veterinarian on a Lake Michigan island is a prime example of the One Health approach. Due to an increase in Lyme disease diagnosis in pets, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services were invited to the island to conduct an environmental investigation and provide health education to local residents.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6527



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