have had Lyme disease. (PBS Newshour tonight). It's just a fact of life there. Good grief. Anyway, there's a proposal to release scads of Lyme virus-resistant mice (mice actually transmit the disease to the ticks in the first place) to interbreed with the virus carrying species, with the ultimate goal to eradicate the source. The plan is projected to take 7 years to complete. Just hope the anti-science crowd doesn't take it on as their new cause.