WENY News - Lawmaker wants state to help fund Lyme Disease vaccine

Lawmaker wants state to help fund Lyme Disease vaccine

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A state lawmaker in New York wants the state to put money toward efforts to develop a vaccine for Lyme Disease.
  
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced his idea on Wednesday.
  
The Democratic lawmaker says New York must remain vigilant about the disease, which he calls an epidemic and a particular problem in northeastern states.
  
Santabarbara has introduced his proposal as legislation. The bill would set aside state funds earmarked for research into a possible vaccine.
  
The lawmaker also encouraged New Yorkers to learn about the disease and take precautions against ticks.

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