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Lyme Disease

What Is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that features a skin rash, swollen joints and flu-like symptoms.  The number of reported cases in Vermont has steadily increased since 2005. Lyme disease cases have been reported from every county, although most cases occur in the southern and western regions of the state.

If You Encounter a Bear

A sitting bear

Seeing a black bear can be an exciting, and for some people, a nerve-wracking event.

These recommendations are meant to be general and cover the basic types of human-bear interactions that can occur. Encounters vary greatly, and all situations are different.

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