Noah Asimow
Vineyard doctors, allergists and biologists have identified at least a dozen Islanders who have been formally diagnosed with alpha gal syndrome, a largely unstudied new syndrome.
Tick-borne illness

2022

Just as medical professionals on the Vineyard are feeling encouraged by the start of a Lyme vaccine trial, Island doctors are reporting numerous instances of itchy, painful rashes caused by lone star tick larvae in so-called “tick bombs.”
As he takes the reins of the Island tick-borne illness prevention program, Patrick Roden-Reynolds aims to build on the work of his predecessor Dick Johnson.

2021

Vineyard doctors, allergists and biologists have identified at least a dozen Islanders who have been formally diagnosed with alpha gal syndrome, a largely unstudied new syndrome.

2020

Discovering an engorged tick on your body while taking a shower is the Vineyard version of the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

2019

The Martha's Vineyard tick-borne illness reduction initiative of the Island boards of health has seen significant progress in the past several years.

The Martha’s Vineyard tick-borne illness reduction initiative of the Island boards of health has seen significant progress in the past several years. More is needed.

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