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Why?

We can combat ticks and their diseases in Central New York.

Just about everyone knows someone with or directly affected by a tick-borne disease. Peoples’ lives have been severely limited by a bite from a tiny tick. As well as profoundly affecting families, the disease has a broader economic impact, raises environmental issues and raises questions about insurance policies and payments.

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calendarDecember 14, 2020

12 Gifts of Lyme Series – Day 1

The topic of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses can often be quite scary. This holiday season, we would like to increase awareness and strengthen our community with some positivity. For the next 12 days we will post statements from 12 people who have been affected by Lyme disease, and a gift or lesson that... Read More

calendarNovember 18, 2020

Kelly Nugent Shares Loss of Mother to Neurological Lyme Disease

Kelly Nugent’s mother passed away in 2019 due to complications from Lyme Disease. Kelly explains her mother’s battle with late stage neurological Lyme Disease, and the impact this had on her family.... Read More

Who is Affected?

Everyone!

Hikers, campers, children, adults, landscapers, gardeners, lawnmowers, farmers, pet owners, hunters, everyone. If you step outside and walk across the grass to your mailbox, if you're inside and open the door to let the dog in, if you live in a city or suburbs, if you're playing golf or soccer. Everyone is affected.

Learn About Lyme

I've been bitten by a tick

Do you think or know that you've been bitten by a tick? View our resources page for prevention tips as well as treatment options available to you.

Untreated Lyme disease can produce a wide range of symptoms, depending on the stage of infection. These include fever, rash, facial paralysis and arthritis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a quick guide of common symptoms to look for in early and late-stage Lyme disease.

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