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Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year. Even so, diagnosis can be difficult. Left untreated Lyme may lead to serious, chronic health conditions but even that’s controversial. On Health Link we examine tick borne diseases, from diagnosis and treatment to how to protect you and your loved ones. Plus we’ll have an interview with Congressman Chris Gibson on his proposed Lyme legislation for more research.


Holly Ahearn
Holly Ahearn is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack. In 2002 her daughter, Kaleigh was bitten by an infected tick. That put her on the path to found the Lyme Action Network.

Nick and Chris Barden
Nick, a high school student, was diagnosed with Lyme disease. He and his dad Chris share their family’s experience as Nick is still battling the affects.

Dr. Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH
Dr. Daniel Cameron is a nationally recognized leader for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. For more than 25 years, he has been treating adolescents and adults suffering from Lyme disease.

Congressman Chris Gibson
Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) has re-introduced legislation that prioritizes federal research on Lyme and related diseases, which are on the rise in Upstate New York and across the country.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infectious Diseases Society of America

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

Lyme Action Network

Lyme Disease Association, Inc


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)


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