Powassan virus

Joseph Elone

Officials Warn Of Dangers Of Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

A Poughkeepsie high school senior died suddenly, after he was bitten by a tick and contracted a severe virus.

08/19/2013

A close-up of an engorged nymph and an engorged adult tick, compared to the size of a pencil. (file/credit: Getty Images)

CDC: Lyme Disease Much More Prevalent Than Numbers Indicate

As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

08/19/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses push for more research into tick-borne diseases, August 11, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For More Research Into Tick-Borne Diseases

The Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act would help combat the new and growing epidemic, Schumer’s office said in a release.

08/11/2013