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WNYC News

Midway Through Tick Season, On the Lookout for Lyme Disease

Monday, July 28, 2014

July is the height of tick season in New York and New Jersey, and even though it's been milder than in the past, local officials want people to keep up their guard against the disease.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Blumenthal: Syria, Plum Island, and Other News of the Day

Thursday, August 29, 2013

As the US weighs options for intervention in Syria, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) discusses his position and what comes next. Plus: his legislation to create an advisory committee to focus on tick-borne diseases, and the conflict over the future of Plum Island -- the island off the coast of Suffolk County that was home to the federal government's animal disease center.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Ticks

Friday, August 16, 2013

There are more ticks in more places than ever before, and over the past two decades tick-borne illness has increased, especially in the northeast. Dr. Thomas Mather, director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center, and Dr. Thomas Daniels, Associate Research Scientist and Co-Director of the Vector Ecology Laboratory at Fordham University’s Louis Calder Center, tell us all about ticks, the blood-sucking arachnids that can spread disease and how to protect against tick bites and prevent tick-borne disease.

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