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Dutchess County Workshop Focuses On Ticks, Lyme Disease

Lyme disease will be the topic of discussion during a workshop on Wednesday, May 11, in Hyde Park.
Lyme disease will be the topic of discussion during a workshop on Wednesday, May 11, in Hyde Park. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- With summer approaching and residents heading outdoors, the threat of Lyme disease is back in the forefront. To help, Dutchess County officials will hold a Tick Task Force Education Workshop on Wednesday, May 11, at the Henry A. Wallace Center in Hyde Park.

The event will run from 9 a.m.-noon with a wide range of speakers, including doctors and legislators involved with stopping Lyme disease. Andrew Sherman Evans, Dutchess County senior public health adviser , will present “Tick-Borne Diseases in Dutchess County." In addition, topics will range from dealing with Lyme in children to pending legislation to help combat the disease.

In addition, state Sen. Sue Serino, chairperson of the state Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, is participating in the event.

“With spring in full swing, now is the best time to be raising awareness throughout the community about how to prevent the spread of Lyme and tick-borne diseases,” said Serino. “This event is all about prevention and protection and will arm community members with the information they need to safeguard themselves and their families against Lyme.”

The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home is at 4079 Albany Post Road. 

For more information, residents may contact the Dutchess County Legislative office at 845-486-2100.

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