Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D,C-Utica/Rome) announced that she is
hosting an informational forum on Lyme and tick-borne diseases. She invites her constituents to attend the event on:
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
-8:00 am in Utica at the Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY (Photo ID is necessary to enter the State Office Building)
-10:00 am in Rome at the Rome Capitol Theatre 230 W. Dominick Street, Rome, NY
-Virtually via Facebook Live and the Assemblywoman’s Assembly website after the event.
The event speakers include experts from the Cornell Cooperative Extension
and SUNY Upstate Medical Center Vector Borne Disease Program.
“As families head outdoors to enjoy the summer weather, it’s important to stay protected against Lyme and tick-borne disease that can have damaging health effects,” Buttenschon said. “This event will allow Mohawk Valley residents access to local experts that can answer their questions and provide a proper action plan to prevent these diseases. I invite my constituents to attend this forum so they can safely enjoy all the beautiful outdoor spaces the Mohawk Valley has to offer.”
Lyme disease is the most common disease spread by ticks in New York State, but they can spread other serious diseases too. Not all ticks can cause disease and not all bites will make you sick but, as these diseases become more common, it’s important to learn how to prevent a bite, remove a tick and what to do if you think you could have a tick-borne disease.