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News stories tagged with "deer-ticks"

Adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis. Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA
Adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis. Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA

Deer ticks in NY harbor rare, but often fatal virus

A Saratoga County resident is recovering from a rare, but emerging illness transmitted by deer ticks.

County health officials tell the Albany Times Union that the deadly disease is known as Powassan. Only 15 cases have been discovered statewide over the past nine years. But the disease killed nearly a third of those infected. Most of the cases were in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties.  Go to full article
Deer tick
Deer tick

Hunters urged to watch for deer ticks

With the regular deer season opening up this weekend, the Jefferson County Public Health Department is urging hunters to be careful about deer ticks carrying lyme disease. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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