Lyme Disease - New York State is third in nation in number of cases of Lyme Disease

New York has reported a total of 357 cases of Lyme disease so far in 2012 and ranks third in the nation in the number of reported cases. A surge in the tick population is responsible for the increased number.

Travellers in areas where Lyme disease occurs can reduce their risk of exposure to this disease by avoiding tick bites, especially when working, hiking or camping in fields, scrub brush, woods and forests where possible. Checking the skin daily tick checks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection.

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