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Long Island receives $130M funding to boost vaccine development, research of tick-borne diseases

The announcement comes as the CDC issues a warning on the rising cases of Lyme babesiosis and Powassan diseases.

News 12 Staff

Jun 5, 2023, 4:27 PM

Updated 379 days ago

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Officials say Long Island is gearing up to battle ticks this summer.
Sen. Charles Schumer announced $130 million in funding Monday morning in response to an expected surge of tick-borne diseases this summer.
The announcement comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues a warning on the rising cases of Lyme babesiosis and Powassan disease -- especially in the northeast.
Part of the money will be used to finalize the development of a Lyme disease vaccine.
The funding will also support local surveillance, education and research on tick-borne illnesses.


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