Tick-Borne Diseases

For the past five years, Paul Smith's biology professor, Dr. Lee Ann Sporn, along with students, staff and interns have monitored ticks and the diseases they carry in much of Northern New York. This work, done in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health, does much to protect human health in the region by providing visitors, residents and their health care providers up-to-date information about risks of acquiring these diseases. This work is funded in part by the New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.

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Lee Ann Sporn

Lee Ann Sporn, Ph.D.

Professor, Biology

Paul Smith's College

Paul Smiths, NY 12970


518-637-2279 (cell)

518-327-6326 (office)

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