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Schumer wants CDC to fund tick research

May 03, 2018 12:11 pm
The Mid-Hudson News Network reports that Sen Chuck Schumer warned May 2 that, “We are in the middle of a tick explosion.” Schumer was in Rockland County talking ticks to lobby the Centers for Disease Control to use some of the recent $900 million bump in funding it got in the recent budget to work on Hudson Valley insect issues. Schumer wants the funds to educate the public about Lyme Disease, develop a better test, and search for a cure. “When it comes to our exploding tick-borne disease problem, the Hudson valley has been feeling the brunt of the brutal bite for years and would greatly benefit from an increase in federal funding necessary to head this tick season off at the pass," said Schumer. Read the full story in the Mid-Hudson News Network.