Metzger helps with anti-ticket study with $ 100K in Albany money

Metzger helps with anti-ticket study with $ 100K in Albany money

Joshua Ginsberg, president of the Cary Institute and one of the projects, discusses the anti-Lyme study as Sen Sen Metzger listens last week.

A A local study aimed at fevering Lyme disease rates by testing different methods of discharge in 24 neighborhoods in the Hudson Valley, will benefit from $ 100,000 in state funding, which was received by the State in June (D). -Rosendale).

At a press conference last week at the Cary Institute in Millbrook, Metzger spoke of her own beaches with Lyme; she said the illness had borne her five times. Most Lyme cases make up a dose of antibiotics, but many report calming symptoms, such as broken joints and sick memories, even after they have had any detectable trace of the disease in their body.

“Lyme is the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the United States and accounts for more than 80 per cent of tick-borne diseases,” said Metzger. “I greatly value the Cary Institute for the valuable work that the organization does to promote our understanding of Lyme and ways of preventing it.”

The five-year project, currently in its fourth year, involves the use of two different experimental methods for the control of ticking around 100 properties throughout the area. The fungus Metarhizium anisopliae made in commercial spray called Met52, sprayed on vegetation containing ticks at lurk; it is shown that the spores of the fungus have ticks in nature. The other, a small black box that attracts small animals, kills ticks on other squirrels and vectors and leaves the animal unharmed. Fipronil, the substance used for flea treatments in dogs and cats, is the active ingredient in that technique.

The target of the project is to determine whether the methods can kill ticks to lower rates of bare disease in the targeted areas. The study aims to eliminate 90 per cent of ticks per area.

“This is a public health crisis and must be treated as one,” said Metzger.


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