NY senators question state’s efforts to fight tick-borne illnesses
WSKG Radio (Binghamton, NY), August 30, 2017:
by Karen DeWitt
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner received a grilling from state senators at a hearing this week on whether New York is doing enough to combat tick-borne illnesses.
Health Commissioner Howard Zucker told the senators that this year, there are fewer deer ticks and fewer reported cases of Lyme disease in the state.
…Sen. Sue Serino of the Hudson Valley, who is chair of the Senate Task Force on Tick-Borne Illnesses, questioned whether the number of illnesses is actually down or if there’s underreporting and misdiagnoses. READ MORE.