2-part special report on Lyme disease from WABI-TV in Maine
Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are soaring in the state of Maine.
In response, WABI-TV (Bangor) has aired a two-part special report called “Fighting Lyme Disease.”
In this series, reporter Morgan Sturdivant interviews patients, advocates and researchers. She also includes video of Maine Senator Susan Collins’ recent introduction of the TICK Act in Congress, federal legislation aimed at fighting the Lyme epidemic.
You can watch both segments below.
In Part One: “We literally saw the rash spread before our eyes. Within 8 hours my kid couldn’t walk on his own. His hands were curled. He stuttered….There was a moment when I really thought my kid was going to die.”
In Part 2: Happy Dickey, the founder of MaineLyme says, “Everything after the tick bite is more complicated than preventing the tick bite. We need to make prevention second-nature to us.”