Tick Borne Diseases Task Force Health Symposium coming July 30

Milford. Information about tick-borne disease, how to prevent it and consequences of leaving it untreated will be provided at this event on July 30.

| 17 Jul 2022 | 11:20

The Tick Borne Diseases Task Force will hold the Pike County Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases Health Symposium on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Blvd., in Lords Valley, PA. Doors open at 9:45 a.m.

Dr. Cathleen Mattos, CEO and President of the TBD Support Network said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to obtain a greater understanding of how Lyme and tick borne diseases can affect a person’s health and overall well-being if left undiagnosed or untreated.”

At the symposium, experts in the tick borne diseases (TBD) prevention community will present on various TBD topics including tick due diligence and the latest prevention techniques. Vendors will also be present at the event.

“Many great presenters are scheduled to speak at the event,” said Brian Snyder, Vice Chair of the Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force

“With many of Pike County’s recreation activities being outdoors, and the prevalence of ticks in the county, we feel that this is an important event to hold to raise awareness about tick borne diseases, how to protect yourself from becoming infected, and how to safely enjoy your time outside,” said Pike County Commissioner Matthew M. Osterberg added,

The Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force is focused on decreasing the number of tick-borne illnesses by building community awareness through education, support, and advocacy. The Task Force offers educational materials to help people prevent tick borne diseases and safely enjoy the great outdoors. Educational materials can be found on www.pikepa.org/tick.3500.

The Task Force meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 506 Broad Street, in Milford, PA, and via Zoom. New members are welcome to attend.
For more information on the Task Force, visit www.pikepa.org/tick or contact Brian Snyder at bsnyder@pikepa.org or by phone 570-296-