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Schumer calls on CDC to foot the bill for war on ticks in NY

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The CDC received a 10 percent replica handbags online boost over previous years about $900 million more. The money is from the massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package, approved earlier this year, Schumer said.

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Ticks have long thrived in the park and a yellow sign at the entrance warned visitors of potential Lyme disease.

Schumer’s funding plea dovetailed with a new CDC report released earlier this week that revealed illnesses caused by ticks and other disease transmitting insects more than tripled nationwide from 2004 to 2016.

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His counterpart, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, said she intimately knows the severity of a tick transmitted illness: “My daughter came down with Lyme disease,” Curran said.

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Scott Campbell, chief of the Suffolk County Department of Health’s arthropod disease laboratory, brought wholesale replica designer handbags a vial of live ticks to the news briefing to illustrate their infinitesimal size about the diameter of a pinhead.

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