An event to increase your knowledge and understanding of Lyme Disease is taking place this week in Pine City.
The Essential Gathering is hosting “Bringing Lyme into the Light,” this Thursday at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at its location at 1532 Pennsylvania Avenue. Guest speakers will share their personal experiences living with Lyme. Jim Pfiffer of Chemung River Friends will also present a unique method of using owls to reduce the spread of Lyme Disease.
There are more than 200,000 cases of Lime Disease per year in the United State. The disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, according to the CDC.