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Lyme & Ticks
With the recent warm weather, and spring approaching, we are seeing the presence of ticks increase once again. In 2016, the Lyme disease rate in Schuyler County was among the highest in NYS at >96.77 per 100,000. The best prevention of Lyme Disease is to prevent tick exposure. Some ways of preventing tick exposure include the use of repellent, wearing long sleeves, tucking pants into socks, and showering thoroughly when coming inside from spending time outdoors. For more information on ticks and Lyme disease, please see our informational card below or call Schuyler County Public Health at 607-535-8140.