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Working to understand risk factors, researchers are studying ticks in Staten Island parks

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Over the last several years, researchers from Columbia University have studied the tick population on Staten Island — and that work continues this summer, as they collect the insects and survey residents for research that could benefit a seasonal vaccine to prevent Lyme diease. Maria Diuk-Wasser, professor of ecology at Columbia University, has been leading the group of researchers, research assistants and students throughout Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn and two counties in Long Island to drag for ticks. The team is targeting areas that have previously...

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