State funds further local Lyme disease research

NYS Senator Sue Serino was joined by Cary Institute Disease Ecologist Dr. Richard Ostfeld and members of her Lyme Disease Task Force to announce that $600,000 has been secured to combat Lyme Disease in the State–$90,000 of which will go to the Cary Institute for Lyme Disease research.

In speaking to the funding's significance, Ostfeld comments "Funding will provide critical support to our long-term studies on the ecology of Lyme disease in the Hudson Valley. This work has been instrumental in identifying environmental conditions that increase Lyme disease risk, such as habitat fragmentation, large white-footed mouse populations, and loss of animal diversity."

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