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May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, but at least one area scientist is advocating for moving the campaign to April, to get ahead of tick emergence. Meanwhile, Dutchess County — at the epicenter of the disease —  is aiming to educate the public in a different way this year.

Dr. Richard Ostfeld is a disease ecologist at the Millbrook-based Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. He says if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness we need to become vigilant earlier in the season.

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Dr. Brian Fallon, Director of the Tick-Borne Disease Research Center at Columbia University, will be speaking on Friday at 7pm at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, NY presented by The Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Brian Fallon is internationally renowned for his work on the neurologic and neuropsychiatric aspects of Lyme disease. Dr. Fallon’s work has also included diagnostics and treatment studies. The Columbia University Tick-borne Disease Research Center was established as the first academic research center in the country to focus multi disciplinary research on chronic Lyme disease.

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A freshman New York state senator from the Dutchess County is chair of a task force concerning Lyme disease while the Assembly has formed a group on climate change.

Study Says Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Emerging Earlier

Feb 18, 2015
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A new study shows that ticks carrying Lyme disease are emerging earlier and spreading into new geographic regions.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that would protect healthcare providers that treat chronic Lyme disease.

HV Congressmen Call On NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

Dec 4, 2014
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Two New York congressmen are the latest voices calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease treatment as state lawmakers wonder about the holdup.

Hudson Valley Congressmen Chris Gibson, a Republican, and Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, have teamed up to urge Governor Cuomo to sign legislation the state legislature passed in June that would essentially expand treatment options for patients suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. Here’s Gibson.

HV Congressmen Push NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

Dec 3, 2014
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Two New York congressmen are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease.

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The House of Representatives has passed a bill authored by a New York Congressman for tick-borne disease research.

House Bill On Tick-Borne Diseases Advances

Jul 31, 2014
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A tick-borne disease research bill authored by a New York congressman is making progress.

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake earlier this week.  The research center is famed for its study of lung diseases, but a new arm of the institute will be dedicated to immuno-engineering studies of Lyme disease.

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