Symposium on tick borne diseases to be held Oct. 10

| 01 Oct 2015 | 01:48

— A symposium on tick-borne diseases will be held at the Pike County Training Center in Lords Valley from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Pike County Training Center in Blooming Grove, Mike Mrozinski, Pike County's Planning Director announced.

Pike's call for action states the "problem with Senate Bill 1503 is that it is looking at issues associated with tick borne disease policies in the future on a national level and does not address the current TBD epidemic. The US Senate had not even passed this bill at this point in time."

Pike County has created its own model program. State funding is not available for education or the certification of doctors.

The symposium's moderator will be John H. Klemeyer, with the following presenters:

Dr. Jane E. Huffman, director of the East Stroudsburg University Wildlife DNA Laboratory

Dr. Robert A. Ollar, microbilogist

Dr. Sami F. Yasin, physician
Dr. Gregory Bach, specializing in tick borne diseases and addiction medicine

The latest information about tick-borne diseases will be presented so that citizens may better understand how to protect themselves. To RSVP for the symposium, email:

Call 570-296-3569 for more information.

By Frances Ruth Harris