calendarJuly 13, 2020

Mythbuster Monday #2 – Ticks & Lyme Disease with Saravanan Thangamani, PhD

We are lucky to have Saravanan Thangamani as this week’s guest on our Mythbuster Monday series! As a member of the Alliance board and a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, Saravanan has a wealth of knowledge on tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases. Listen below... Read More

calendarJuly 12, 2020

Lyme Story #7-Judy Poltenson had not 1, but 2 tick-borne diseases: Lyme and Babesiosis

“I think I must have had Lyme disease for 5 to 7 years before it was diagnosed…or misdiagnosed.” Judy lays out her symptoms, her discomfort with a misdiagnosis, a friend’s tip about Lyme, long travels for help, sketchy testing and eventual solutions and relief.... Read More

calendarJuly 6, 2020

Mythbuster Monday #1 – Ticks and Lyme Disease with Brian Leydet, MPH, PhD

“Ticks can fall from trees, right?” “Isn’t a bullseye rash the only real indication of a tick bite?” The above statements are two common myths about ticks. Fortunately, Brian Leydet, MPH, PhD – an assistant professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology at SUNY-ESF and an Alliance board member – addresses these and other misconceptions in... Read More


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