Farmers, Outdoor Workers, Enthusiasts & Sports Players

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Many Vermonters spend a lot of time outdoors. Learn more about health and wellness for people who work and play outside.

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Borrelia miyamotoi are bacteria that were recently recognized to cause disease in humans.

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus and spread by infected mosquitoes. The disease most commonly affects people and horses.

Ehrlichiosis is a disease caused by an infection with Ehrlichia bacteria. The bacteria are transmitted by the bite of a lone star tick, and may also be transmitted through blood transfusions.

Changes in the climate can affect human health, including: effects from extreme heat, extreme weather events, tickborne and-mosquito-borne diseases, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms, and air quality.

Climate change is having widespread impacts on buildings and infrastructure, agriculture and other weather-dependent businesses, the quality of the environment, recreational opportunities, and physical health.

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tickborne disease in Vermont. In 2016, Vermont had the second highest rate of reported Lyme disease cases in the U.S.

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