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Black-legged Ticks Linked to Encephalitis in New York State
July 15, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A five-year study on tick-borne illnesses by Rick Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute, found that the number of cases of Powassan encephalitis that are spread by the black-legged tick are on the rise in parts of New York State--an area already a hotspots for Lyme disease.Full Story
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
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