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Schumer seeking more attention for tick-borne ailments

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A recent case of the rare but deadly Powassan virus in Saratoga County has prompted U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to call on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allocate more resources for the study, prevention and treatment of tick-borne infections. In May, a Saratoga County resident contracted Powassan, which is carried by the deer tick. According to county Public Health Director Karen Levison, the patient has recovered. There have been just 15 ...

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