ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York schoolchildren would learn about Lyme disease under a bill before Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Dutchess County Senator Sue Serino says legislation she sponsored would require state health, education and environmental officials to collaborate on developing age-appropriate materials to teach students how to prevent the tick-borne disease.
The Senate and Assembly passed the bill last week.
Serino says the legislation is needed because children are vulnerable to contracting Lyme and other tick-borne diseases but may not know how to identify a tick or what to do if they find one.