Syracuse, N.Y. -- New York state will launch a multi-pronged control plan for tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that state agencies will expand tick-control programs, widen efforts to educate people about tick-borne diseases, and even develop better tests for the diseases, which are difficult to diagnose.
"Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are a major threat to the health and well-being of New Yorkers, and we are taking aggressive actions to help stop the spread of these disease," Cuomo said in a news release.
Elements of the plan include: