C19: Tick Check!

Jun 9, 2021
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Officials are concerned over the rising levels of Lyme’s disease across the country. The latest on pot in Connecticut, New York approves several new criminal justice measures, and barred traffic searches are still happening in Suffolk.

Climate Change Brings New Deadly Tick To Connecticut

Aug 27, 2020
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A new species of deadly tick has been reported for the first time in Connecticut.

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An insect known as the lone star tick has turned up in Connecticut for the first time. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has warned people living in Fairfield and New Haven counties to be on the lookout for the tick this summer.

Dr. Goudarz Molaei says the lone star tick doesn’t carry Lyme disease, but it could compete with ticks that do.

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People have taken extra precautions to avoid making themselves vulnerable to COVID-19. They wear masks and gloves when in public places. 

Suffolk County Launches Tick Awareness Campaign

Jul 11, 2019
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Suffolk County health officials have stepped up their battle against ticks with a new public awareness campaign.