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Free tick tests available to residents of 10 CPHS towns

Residents of the member towns of the FRCOG’s CPHS Health District¬† who are bitten by deer ticks this year are eligible for free testing through the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.¬† The ten towns are part of a group of 32 towns funded to create the Massachusetts Tick-borne Disease Network, designed to collect vital epidemiological information on the varying levels of tick infection with Lyme and other diseases in the Commonwealth. The towns are: Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Heath, Hawley, Leyden, Monroe and Shelburne.