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Government must act to make us safer from ticks

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Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness which tens if not hundreds of thousands of Americans contract every year now, isn’t normally fatal, though its symptoms can be debilitating and chronic if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Now Lyme has a relatively new and much more serious cousin, known as Powassan virus, and in the 15 identified cases statewide over the past nine years, one-third have proven fatal. That’s cause for concern — as well as a ...

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August 17, 2013
7:14 a.m.

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We need to label these ticks assault weapons and they will be eradicated overnight. After all, more people have died from these ticks than people from rifles in NYS in the last 15 years.