Kinshasha talked with Dr. Leslie Vilansky and Dr. Betty Maloney about the short and long term consequences of Lyme Disease.
LYMEDISEASE IN MINNESOTA
1 in 3 deer ticks carry Borrelia burgdoreferi (Bb), the bacterial cause of Lyme disease. These ticks may carry other bacteria and parasites (referred to as co-infections), which complicate the clinical picture.
Once thought to be found only in wooded areas, deer ticks have expanded their range and are now found across Minnesota, including the 7-county metro.
Lyme disease has increased 450% in the past 10 years. The state ranks 8th in the nation for reported cases; in 2008, 1,282 cases were reported to the CDC. Due to under-reporting, the CDC estimates that the actual number of surveillance cases is likely to be 10 times more, meaning MN probably had over 12,800 cases in 2008.
This week starts with new releases from Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Black Keys, JC Brooks The Uptown Sound, the Kris Kristofferson comp on Light in the Attic Records. Later we’ve got brand new Sharon Jones with David Byrne Fatboy Slim; modern reggae ska from Sound One out of Toronto; and late-night afrobeat calypsoul…
Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration
Liz Dodson, Marilyn Cuneo and guests focus on inclusion of women in the management of water resources to improve social, economic and environmental results.
Today’s program is dedicated entirely to Argentinean music. This Tuesday, May 25th, Argentina celebrates the 200th anniversary of the May Revolution, the series of events that marked the beginning of the process of its Independence from Spain.