barbara baldwin http://ripr.org en Block Island Asks State For Help Combatting Lyme http://ripr.org/post/block-island-asks-state-help-combatting-lyme <p>Block Island Health Service officials say the state Department of Health has agreed to meet with them about the steep increase in Lyme disease on the island. Island officials want the state to take a more active role in fighting the disease.</p><p>Block Island Health Services officials say they’ve seen 68 cases of Lyme disease through August of this year. That’s up from 48 for all of the previous year. Health service head Barbara Baldwin says she decided it was time to ask for some help<strong>.</strong></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:57:36 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23556 at http://ripr.org Block Island Asks State For Help Combatting Lyme