Senator Hosts Lyme Disease Awareness Event

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NY State Senator Elaine Phillips and Dr. Joseph Licata

With increased cases of Lyme disease on Long Island, Senator Elaine Phillips recently partnered with the Sands Point Preserve at their annual Spring Celebration to bring awareness to the signs and symptoms of the disease.

“Awareness is the key to prevention and we must continue to educate the public on the signs and symptoms of this disease, how to properly remove ticks and how to keep our children safe,” said Phillips.

Attendees listened to a special presentation by Dr. Joseph Licata, pediatrician in New York for 37 years and the inventor of “Tick It Away,” on awareness and education of Lyme and tick-borne disease, and Biologist and Ranger Eric Powers discussed how Northern Bobwhite Quail are used to combat the tick population.

Earlier this year, Phillips announced a legislative package, which she co-sponsored, to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases.

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