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Sen. Elizabeth Little

Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, speaks during a news conference at Glens Falls Hospital in October. Rumors of the 77-year-old senator retiring have been squashed as she said she will seek re-election in the 45th Senate District.

On Thursday, Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, shared the findings from the state Senate's report on Lyme and tick-borne disease task force.

Sen. Little serves on the committee and made this statement on her political Facebook page:

Here's a report by the State Senate's Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease task force on which I serve. Clearly, much more needs to be done to raise awareness, prevent transmission, assure faster and more accurate diagnosis and improve patient advocacy and outcomes.

The hearing my colleagues and I held in Albany this past August has led to some substantive recommendations and goals contained in our report.

Some findings from the report stated the number of cases in Saratoga County at 1,692 cases and 1,266 cases in Washington County from 2000-2015, according to the CDC.

The number of powassan cases in New York were 16 from 2006-15.

To read the report download the pdf. below:

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