In the Lyme Light

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Issue Date
2015
Authors
Thayne, Noah
Vaghy, Eniko
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Keywords
Lyme Disease -- Prevention , Ticks , Broome County (N.Y.) , Documentary Films -- Student Production
Abstract
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease that has reached epidemic proportions in the Northeastern United States. Students from SUNY Broome Community College have developed an original documentary on the impact of Lyme disease in Broome County (New York). Through interviews with SUNY Broome students, Lyme disease patients, the Broome County Health Department, a local physician, and Lyme disease researchers from both SUNY Broome and Binghamton University, this 26-minute film sheds light on an important local health issue. Viewers will learn about the anatomy and behavior of Ixodes (black legged or deer) ticks as well as the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease.
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