Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of May 2, 2016 ~ 'Spreading the word about Lyme disease'

May 02, 2016

New York State Capitol

Lyme disease was once considered mostly a “downstate” concern. No longer. Over the past several years it’s been a rapidly growing public health challenge throughout upstate New York and has drawn heightened warnings from local public health officials.

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Spreading the word about Lyme disease" 

[see the attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in The Leader on May 1, 2016]

For more information from the New York State Department of Health on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, click HERE.

For more information from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click HERE.