Farmers & Outdoor Workers

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Farmers and many other Vermont workers spend a lot of time outdoors. Learn more about health and wellness for people who work outside.

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Services are available to people who live in Vermont, are 21 years or older and meet income guidelines.

Six tick species are known to bite humans in Vermont, and five can transmit diseases. But nearly all tickborne diseases reported to the Health Department are caused by the blacklegged tick.

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Escherchia coli (E. coli) are bacteria that live in the environment and in the gastrointestinal system of humans and animals.

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.

Hantavirus can cause a serious disease in humans called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus can be found in the urine, droppings and saliva of certain rodents.

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