Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tick Crisis in the Adirondacks Panel June 25th

tick crisis in the adksThe Whallonsburg Grange is set to present a panel discussion on the growing problem of ticks on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 pm. “A Ticking Time Bomb: The Tick Crisis in the Adirondacks” will include the latest scientific and medical information and time for participants to tell their own stories.

With an estimated 52,000 new cases of Lyme disease in New York State in 2017 and new tick-borne diseases appearing, the concern about ticks is growing. Despite this urgent public health crisis, the state legislature quietly cut the funding for research and education on tick-borne diseases from the state budget.

Panelists are Dr. Lee Ann Sporn, Biology Professor and Coordinator of Human Health and the Environment at Paul Smith’s College; and Dr. Keith Collins, Specialist in Infectious Disease at UVMHN-CVPH.

The program is free. The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22 (corner of Whallons Bay Road), in Essex. For more information, call (518) 963-7777, or visit their website.

Protect yourself from tick borne illnesses by following these tips to avoid getting bit.  Read more about the increase in ticks in the Adirondacks here.

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2 Responses

  1. Joe quellman says:

    ticks are indisputable- cougars not so much

  2. Ryan Finnigan says:

    Thanks for the info on this. Really appreciate it. Currently battling lyme myself right now.