The Lyme Disease Workshop presented by Victoria Mcgahan and Registered Nurse, Pam Ferber, from the Columbia County Health Department was very informative. Attendees saw photos of different types of ticks, discovered the many diseases ticks can cause, were made aware of myths surrounding the removal of ticks and learned how to prevent ticks from attaching to them. The question and answer segment of the program was especially interesting and valuable. We learned that the incidence of Lyme disease in Columbia County has fallen which is encouraging, but the number of people affected each year is still much too high. Preventing attachment and removing ticks promptly and correctly as well as knowing when to seek medical attention are facts that should be known by all of us who live or work in Columbia County, and the workshop made this information current and available. Thank you, Victoria and Pam!
If you would like more information about this topic, we have booklets in the Library and can obtain more.