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View From Albany: Tick-Borne Diseases

2021-01-26T08:57:46-05:00

For all of us who love the outdoors, a familiar annoyance is quickly transforming into a real health threat to humans. The blood-thirsty tick waits for us on the shrubby vegetation and leaf-litter of our backyards and favorite parks, and along the trails, streams, and lakes where we play. Most READ MORE

Ticks in Winter

2019-03-13T09:16:07-04:00

Blacklegged ticks, which transmit the agents of Lyme disease, babesiosis, and anaplasmosis, disappear in winter, right?  Well, not entirely.  Although human encounters with these ticks are less likely in winter, there are plenty of ticks out in the environment lurking in a state of (almost) suspended animation.  Larval ticks that READ MORE