Senator Saland to Host Lyme Disease Seminars

Stephen M. Saland

May 24, 2012

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C – Poughkeepsie) is hosting a free informational Lyme disease seminar – “Be Tick Free!” for Dutchess County residents.  Due to the importance of the information provided in this seminar, “Be Tick Free!”will be offered on two separate dates and locations in Dutchess County.

The first seminar will take place on Tuesday, May 29, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON, in Rooms B & C, at The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park.  The second seminar will take place on Thursday, June 7, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, at the Roy C. Ketcham High School Auditorium, 99 Meyers Corners Road in Wappingers Falls.

Featured speakers for both seminars include Senator Steve Saland; Donna Bolner, Dutchess County Legislator and Tick Task Force Chair; Dr. Richard Ostfeld, Disease Ecologist from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook; Andrew Rotans, MPH, Sr. Health Advisor and Christen Hertzog, Public Health Advisor from the Dutchess County Department of Health; and Jill Auerbach, Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association Chair.

Attendees will hear from a panel of local experts on Dutchess County’s growing Lyme disease problem, hear why 2012 is expected to be the worst year ever for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and learn ways to help protect yourself and your family. A question and answer period will follow each presentation.

For directions to either location, please call (845) 463-0840.

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