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Black-legged Ticks Linked to Encephalitis in New York State

July 15, 2013

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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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