The Riverhead Town Board is planning to implement a new tick prevention program among its employees this fall.
Discussed at a work session last week, the pilot program would be led by members of the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital. It would be the first town on Long Island to participate in such a program. READ
As if the deer tick problem weren’t bad enough, two state departments — health and Agriculture & Markets — are now urging New Yorkers to be on the alert for the longhorned tick, a new species that may soon make its way here. READ
Dr. Jenny Cabas-Vargas, a rheumatologist at Peconic Bay Medical Center, now treats patients at PBMC Health’s new Tick-Related Disease Center, which opened in Manorville in May. (Credit: PBMC courtesy photos)
A new facility at PBMC Health’s Manorville campus is working to provide comprehensive care and educational materials to locals who have been bitten by deer ticks or already have Lyme disease.
The Tick-Related Disease Center, which opened its office in May at the Gertrude & Luis Feil Campus for Ambulatory Care on County Road 111, was launched in response to the increasing incidence of tick-borne illness on the North Fork— something that is driven largely by the East End’s difficulty in managing its deer overpopulation.
Is that a tick on you or on your pet? Are you sure? What kind of tick? Cornell Cooperative Extension has developed a free app called “TickClick” to download to your phone or tablet that will identify whether it is, in fact, a tick, and if so, what health risks are associated with it. (more…)