Ulster County Lyme Task Force Issues Report

Sep 25, 2012

 Increased awareness of the signs and treatment of Lyme disease are among the recommendations of a special task force created by the Ulster County Legislature.

The report was presented to Legislator Robert Aiello, chairman of the Health Committee.

Among the recommendations were a medical provider survey to establish baseline data for educational needs for program development and development of an education conference for medical providers for treatment and diagnosis of the disease.

“I think having a medical or health professional forum would be the next step and a good direction in trying to get people on the same page,” he said. “I think that’s critical.”

Aiello said he would also seek $30,000 in the county budget to develop the educational programs for Lyme disease detection, prevention and treatment.