Ja­cobs calls for $1 mil­lion in state bud­get to fight Lyme dis­ease

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

State Sen. Chris Ja­cobs is calling for Gov. Cuomo and As­sem­bly lead­ers to sup­port $1 mil­lion in the state bud­get to help fight Lyme dis­ease and other tick-borne dis­eases.

Ja­cobs said about 9,000 cases of Lyme and other tick-borne dis­eases are re­ported to the state Health Depart­ment each year. “Clearly more re­sources need to be com­mit­ted to bol­ster ed­u­ca­tion, preven­tion and re­search ini­tia­tives,” Ja­cobs said.

Ja­cobs is also ad­vo­cat­ing for sup­port of a pack­age of bills to fight Lyme and other tick-borne dis­eases.

– Matt Glynn

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