One of the five boroughs of New York City has a problem with Lyme disease. Many Staten Islanders have recently been diagnosed with the disease. Since Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks, NYC is piloting a program whereby the ticks in their first phase will be killed on the most common carriers of these insects: white-footed mice and chipmunks. This program has just begun in 2019, and will be assessed in 2021.
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