Connecticut leaders warning residents of increased tick activity

Connecticut

Local leaders are working together to warn Connecticut residents about increased tick activity. 

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, along with public health officials, are requesting nearly $60 million in federal funds to monitor, diagnose and treat Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Related: CT starts new tick surveillance program

May is Lyme disease awareness month, and each year an estimated 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease in the U.S.

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