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Rare Tick Virus Kills NY Resident

Posted by Jennifer Smith on 7th Aug 2019

A rare virus spread by ticks has caused a fatality in New York, health officials in Ulster County said Thursday.A resident of Gardiner, New York, became the first diagnosis of Powassan virus in the st … read more

Rare Tick Disease Kills One In NJ

Posted by Jennifer Smith on 14th Jun 2019

The Powassan virus is hitting close to home for New Jerseyans.This rare deer tick virus took the life of Armand Desormeaux from Hampton, New Jersey, in May, according to reports, while another infecte … read more

Powassan Virus Strikes In Columbia County

Posted by Jennifer Smith on 15th Jun 2018

COLUMBIA COUNTY  — A rare case of Powassan virus has been confirmed in Columbia County, county health officials report.The person who was diagnosed with the virus — a rare, but serious disease that is … read more

The Powassan Virus Spreads Through New York

Posted by Jennifer Smith on 20th Jul 2017

Following the death last month of a Gansevoort man who contracted Powassan virus from a tick, a second Saratoga County resident has been hospitalized with the rare disease and a third is suspected o … read more

Powassan Virus Kills Albany, NY Man

Posted by Jennifer Smith on 17th Jul 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. - An Albany, N.Y. man has died from a rare virus he got from a tick bite and his daughter is warning others about the danger.He died from the Powassan virus, a more serious illness than L … read more

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