Last updated: 4 July 2007
Subject: Ticks and Telescopes Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2007 11:41:12 From: Michael Lang (Lang.Michael@orbital.com) I just came back from my 4th Doctor visit in 3 weeks. I have Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and some other Tick-borne disease. But not to worry - the Babesiosis is almost gone, and the other stuff is in the early stages and treatable. It's still no fun. Anyway, I probably got this stuff during one of the many nightly expeditions into the countryside I've taken this year since the Spring viewing season started. The point of my message is that folks who go out into the wilderness at night should use DEET or a good Tick repellant (Mosquitos too), and check themselves carefully for the nasty critters after a viewing session. And I would change out of my clothes and wash them in screaming hot water afterwards because the only good Tick is a dead Tick ! Mike Lang Aldie, Virginia
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