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Old 11-13-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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Its amazing to me how many people actually from NY have such little knowledge of Lyme disease! Lyme is only carried by deer ticks, so comments about wood ticks are irrelevant. Lyme disease is not reason enough to not move to NY, but anyone (urban or rural!!) would be foolish to not think it is a problem. Do not allow anything put in your yard to make you complacent. A few years ago, the highest incidence was found in Columbia County (east of Albany) and now the highest is Orange County (mid-Hudson Valley). This high rate is not because of NY's high population of people, but the high population of deer that carry the ticks and transmit the disease. Please, please, please research Lyme disease, the type of tick to watch for, how to lessen your chances of being bitten by a tick, and the signs to look for whether or not you think you've been bitten. Acute Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotic, but once you have it, you have it in your system for life. You can also get it acutely over and over again. In the long term, it can cause chronic fatigue and arthritis. And to top it all off, your dog can get it too! Please take it seriously.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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Its amazing to me how many people actually from NY have such little knowledge of Lyme disease! Lyme is only carried by deer ticks, so comments about wood ticks are irrelevant. Lyme disease is not reason enough to not move to NY, but anyone (urban or rural!!) would be foolish to not think it is a problem. Do not allow anything put in your yard to make you complacent. A few years ago, the highest incidence was found in Columbia County (east of Albany) and now the highest is Orange County (mid-Hudson Valley). This high rate is not because of NY's high population of people, but the high population of deer that carry the ticks and transmit the disease. Please, please, please research Lyme disease, the type of tick to watch for, how to lessen your chances of being bitten by a tick, and the signs to look for whether or not you think you've been bitten. Acute Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotic, but once you have it, you have it in your system for life. You can also get it acutely over and over again. In the long term, it can cause chronic fatigue and arthritis. And to top it all off, your dog can get it too! Please take it seriously.
I don't think anyone wouldn't take it seriously, but I don't think that it is something that should keep people from moving to NY either. There's always something that can occur in that regard across the country. So, while Lyme disease might be an issue to some degree in parts of NY, there might be some other health concern that occurs more somewhere else.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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I am glad for your post. We live in Northern Utah and are thinking of moving to Albany/Saratoga Springs area as well. I wish you well on your move!
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