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

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory is accredited by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) for blood lead testing by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

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.

The Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act (AHERA) was established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect students, educators, and staff from exposure to asbestos in schools.

Lead is a highly toxic metal that has been commonly used in many household, industrial and automobile products. Lead poisoning is a serious but preventable health problem.

Childhood experiences, positive or negative, can have a major impact on long-term growth and development, and health. Negative or adverse childhood experiences can contribute to chronic disease, including mental and emotional conditions, in adulthood. These negative experiences are often referred to as toxic stress or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

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