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Tick-borne diseases on rise in area

Experts note 3 other ailments besides Lyme

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Two decades after Lyme disease began creeping into the Capital Region, a handful of other tick-borne diseases are starting to become more common in the area. These diseases include babesiosis, which can result in flu-like symptoms, anaplasmosis, which can cause fever, headache and chills, among other things, and ehrlichiosis, an ailment with similar symptoms. In 2005, there were 177 cases of babesiosis throughout New York; in 2011, there were 418, according to the state Department ...

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