While bees may be threatened, the tick population is not only growing, but exploding across the North Country and Adirondacks. Ticks are a worry not only because they spread Lyme Disease, but they can also carry several other diseases and viruses that can be dangerous, or even deadly.
This week we talk with three expert who are tracking the spread of ticks and tick-borne illnesses, and raising awareness among people and the medical community about the increased threat.
Essex County Health Department held a community forum on the tick crisis in late June at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall with Paul Smith’s Biologist Dr. Lee Ann Sporn and CVPH Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Keith Collins. They will host another forum on September 11, 2019 at the Best Western Ticonderoga Inn in Ticonderoga, NY from 7-9pm.