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ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins County Public Library invites children and their families to this program on Tick-Borne Infection Prevention, led by Tompkins County Health Department staff. This program will take place Friday, August 10, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.

Celeste Rakovich of the Tompkins County Health Department will provide information on tick identification and habitat, safety measures to take for prevention against infection, proper removal of ticks from the body, and guidelines for when to call a medical professional. This program, geared towards families with children, includes information as well as interactive, hands-on activities. Participants will learn how to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors this summer.

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