Lyme disease event to be held at Elk Lake

The Susquehanna County Tick-Borne Diseases Task Force presents an informational event on Saturday, March 25, in the Elk Lake High School auditorium.
The day will begin with a presentation by Dr. Ralph Garruto, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Anthropology at Binghamton University.
This lecture will present background research on the growing problem of Lyme disease. It will provide information and research on the pathogen (Borrelia burgdorferi), the reservoir host (Peromyscus leucopus), the deer tick vector (Ixodes scapularis), human risk behaviors, the role deer play in the spread of the Lyme pathogen, and household pets as a sentinel species for Lyme disease.
Following Dr. Garruto, will be a showing of the flim, “Emergence,” the uplifting sequel to “Under Our Skin” which was shown in Montrose last year.
At noon, a presentation will be given by Dr. Gregory Bach D.O., P.C. Chair of Subcommittee of the Governor of Pa. on Education of Lyme Disease.
Dr. Bach is an internationally recognized expert in the field of tick borne diseases, for the last quarter century. He has lectured about Lyme disease and it’s co-infections throughout the U.S, and in many different countries.
Dr. Bach has had the honor to give a second opinion to the former President of the United States George W. Bush, and also worked with Saint Pope John Paul II, concerning their Lyme disease infections. We are thrilled he is coming to Susquehanna County to present for us.
This free event will run from 9 a.m.- 1p.m. Come for all of it, or whatever fits your schedule.
With Pennsylvania continuing to be first in the United States in reported cases of Lyme disease, we hope you will join us to learn how to protect yourself, and your loved ones.
For more information, call 570-278-6608 or 570-396-0368.

2 Comments on "Lyme disease event to be held at Elk Lake"

  1. Phyllis Pastuzyn | March 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm | Reply

    Why is Lyme/tick Borne Illness treatment not covered by Medicare, Medicaid and all other insurance companies? Any treatment given by doctors is “out of pocket”. Any doctor who treats
    Lyme wants payment “up front” and then when one makes a claim for reimbursement it is denied.

    • This is one of the issues we are working on with HB0629, and now SB100.
      Follow Lyme Disease Coalition Inc. On Facebook and join our support group. Susquehanna County Lyme Disease Support Group.

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