New York State Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Working Group

The Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, announced by Governor Cuomo in May 2018, is part of an aggressive Lyme and tick-borne disease control plan to control tick populations on public lands, expand data access, and increase public awareness through enhanced education and outreach. As part of this effort, the working group is drafting a comprehensive plan that, in collaboration with the Department of Health, Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will: (1) target public lands in the counties with the highest risk of tick exposure and Lyme disease; (2) expand upon existing education and outreach efforts; and (3) make data available to the public. A summit was held with the working group members on July 31, 2018 to launch these efforts.

Press releases

Working Group Members

New York State Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Summit (July 31, 2018)

Tick-borne Disease Collaborative Action Plan

Tick-borne Disease Surveillance Data