Living in the Hudson Valley surrounded by nature and changing season we have learned about the importance of protecting ourselves from a tick bite.


Unfortunately it looks as though the Hudson Valley is looking at another summer with high tick populations and an increasing number of Lymes Disease cases. On April 20th  at 7pm The Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County is hosting a presentation on tick borne illnesses at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response building on Creek Road in Poughkeepsie. The program is free and open to the public, however if you would like to attend you must register before hand.

The program, which is hosted by Public Health Advisor Alison Kaufman, will focus on the steps Dutchess County residents can take to to reduce their risk of getting a tick borne illness while learning the proper way to remove a tick.

Acting Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Margaret Hirst said in a press release "With ecologists predicting another very active year for the tick population in our region, it is vital for the public to understand what they can do to reduce their risk of contracting a tick-borne disease."

If you would like to reserve your spot for the Tick-Borne Disease Program call Joe Ryan at 845-486-2493 or contact him through email,


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