Tick season is getting underway in the region, bringing with it the possibility of Lyme Disease.

Speaking on the May 21 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Broome County Health Department Communicable Disease Program Nurse, Marianne Yourdon talks about symptoms and treatments of Lyme Disease while Public Health Sanitarian, Josh Phelps, who deals with environmental health issues details habitat, life cycles and variety of ticks that carry the Lyme virus.

The Health Department has several informative pamphlets available and a limited supply of free Tick Removal Kits.

For more information, residents can call Mary Yourdon at the Broome County Health Department at (607) 778-2804 or at the county website: www.gobroomecounty.com.

Southern Tier Close Up can be heard Sunday at 6am on 99.1 The W15hale.