With May designated as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, individuals who spend time outdoors should check themselves for ticks and be aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick-related ailments. Our state has led the nation in confirmed cases of Lyme disease for three straight years.
Last year, a $500,000 grant was provided to East Stroudsburg University (ESU) to allow all state residents to have ticks (found on them or a family member) tested for free by the university. Click here to access the Tick Lab website with all the details.
All but two of our 67 counties have submitted ticks so far and 42% of the ticks tested positive for a tick-borne disease, confirming the health risks in Pennsylvania. For tips about how to protect yourself from Lyme disease, click here https://buff.ly/2JhwODN
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