Thank you, Victoria McGahon and Cheryl Ronsani, Columbia County Health Department Health Educator and Communicable Diseases Nurse respectively, for their excellent presentation last night on the Zika virus and ticks and the spread of Lyme disease. They shared information about the spread of Zika, the optimum time for testing for its presence in a potentially infected person, preventive measures and the effects of the disease, much of which was unknown to the people who attended this program at the Library. Additionally, they reviewed information about the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease to be aware of after a tick bite, detecting and removing ticks and when to seek medical help. As spring and summer approach, a very timely concern in the Northeast! We appreciate these women giving their time and expertise to make the community more aware of these two insect-bourne diseases.