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January 22, 2018
"As a nurse and somebody that was an infection control practitioner in a hospital,  I know what some of the findings are regarding Lyme disease and Tick-borne diseases and also mental health, so we think that it's important that we start a study to see what the correlation is and also to increase knowledge for practitioners across New York State," said Assemblywoman Gunther as she commented on her legislation to require the commissioner to issue a report examining the health impacts of infectious diseases and blood-borne pathogens on mental illness rates in endemic areas of the state. A09019