Lyme Disease in Acton sign now

Be it Known that:

Whereas the deer population in Massachusetts has reached a level of thirty five per square mile, seven times the population of five per square mile recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and

Whereas the deer population of Acton is representative of that in Massachusetts;

Whereas deer are the principal carrier of Lyme disease; and

Whereas the occurrence of Lyme disease in Massachusetts has reached nearly epidemic proportion, and has not spared the Town of Acton; and

Whereas Lyme disease is a serious illness that can result in such consequences as multiple sclerosis, psychosis, joint swelling that can lead to chronic arthritis, meningitis and other serious consequences;

The Undersigned Hereby Request that the Acton Board of Selectmen and the Board of Health

(1) recognize the serious health hazard caused by the overpopulation of deer in Acton and the Lyme disease they spread;

(2) take such action as is within their control to inform the citizens of the town of the seriousness of Lyme disease, how to prevent it, how to detect it and to treat it if contracted; and

(3) to take such reasonable measures as are within their control to control the deer population in the Town of Acton.

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  • 29 August 2015100. Sudhira M
    I support this petition
  • 28 August 201599. Karen S
    Address, Zip Code 6 Fernwood Rd., 01720 Thank you for the attention to this matter.
  • 12 July 201598. Steven E
    I support this petition
  • 08 May 201597. Carol B
    Address, Zip Code 151 School Street we know 3 people in Acton who have had Lyme disease and know how horrible it is.....
  • 19 November 201496. Kelley K
    I support this petition
  • 21 August 201495. Dorothy C
    Address, Zip Code 34 Robbins Street, Acton, MA 01720 I made this same request qt the board of health public meeting last summer, but nothing happened. Good luck.
  • 17 August 201494. Wayne F
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  • 06 August 201493. Rose H
    Address, Zip Code 33 Windsor Ave this is becoming an epidemic
  • 16 April 201492. Susan B
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  • 14 February 201489. Cathryn S
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  • 13 September 201388. Janice Mw
    Address, Zip Code 32 Brucewood Road Acton MA My friend has lyme disease; it is not only debilitating but difficult to diagnose.
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  • 03 January 201385. Patricia B
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  • 15 November 201284. Paulette F
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  • 05 November 201283. Kathleen B
    Address, Zip Code 3 Anders Way, Acton, MA 01720 Deer continually approaching our property, eating plant material & increasing probability of acquiring Lyme's disease while in the garden or yard thru the deer tick.
  • 28 September 201282. Bob F
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  • 16 June 201279. Madeleine Ck
    Address, Zip Code 7 Old Village Road, Acton, MA 01720 My friend's niece contracted lyme disease in Connecticut and has been very very ill for the past few years. She is a young mother with several children.
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    Address, Zip Code 69 Concord Rd. 01720 I'm taking penicillan as a result as an embedded tic and red circle.
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Eugene HuberBy:
Politics and GovernmentIn:
Petition target:
The Acton Board of Selectmen and The Acton Board of Health

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