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Schumer pushing measure to aid Lyme disease research

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Finding a deer tick bite is only part of the battle in fighting the crippling diseases the miniscule creatures can carry. Undiscovered bites can manifest in tick-borne illnesses that are sometimes tough to diagnose for a physician who doesn’t recognize the symptoms. When left undetected, these diseases can lead to long-term medical conditions that are very difficult to treat. More than 17,000 people across the Capital Region contracted diseases transmitted by ticks between 2002 and ...


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