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Hudson Valley News
12:40 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Study Finds One Tick Bite Can Deliver Multiple Infections

Credit Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

A new study in New York reveals that ticks are more likely to be infected with several pathogens, not just the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The ticks for the study were collected from Dutchess County. 

People who are bitten by a blacklegged tick could be at higher risk of more than one infection. Felicia Keesing is a biology professor at Dutchess County-based Bard College and co-author of a new study.

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WAMC News
7:37 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Morning Headlines With Mike Spain Of The Times Union

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain about potentially new diseases carried by deer ticks and late TV reporter Judy Sanders.

Hudson Valley News
1:54 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

A Dutchess Institute Receives Grant To Study Lyme Disease

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An ecological research center in the Hudson Valley has received federal funding for a study on Lyme disease.

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Hudson Valley News
10:27 am
Sat May 24, 2014

NY Congressman Introduces Lyme Disease Research Bill

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A New York congressman has authored legislation to improve Lyme disease research efforts.

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Hudson Valley News
7:21 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Lyme Disease Forum Takes Place In Dutchess

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There will be an educational forum Wednesday morning in Dutchess County about Lyme disease prevention.

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Hudson Valley News
6:03 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Lyme Disease Rx Legislation Passes NYS Assembly

Credit WAMC / Dave Lucas

Legislation that authorizes physicians to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy to a patient with symptoms of chronic Lyme disease has passed the New York State Assembly.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Vermont Senate To Debate Lyme Disease Bill

Credit WAMC / Dave Lucas

Doctors and other health professionals would be immune from professional conduct charges if they pursued a hotly debated course of treatment for Lyme disease under a bill given preliminary approval by the Vermont Senate.

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Vox Pop
12:32 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Richard Horowitz : 2/24/14

Lyme disease affects 300,000 people each year in the United States, with many of those cases coming out of the northeast region. Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Richard Horowitz, a board certified internist in private practice in the Hudson Valley who specializes in treating lyme disease—topic of great debate in the medical community in the last several years. 

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Lawmakers Host Forum On Lyme Disease Awareness

State lawmakers hosted a forum in Glens Falls to raise awareness of Lyme disease in upstate New York today. The forum featured presentations from experts on the disease and its transmission.

Attendees packed the auditorium at the Crandall Public Library to hear from a panel of experts on the increasing prevalence of Lyme disease in New York. Presentations covered the disease and current research on tick-borne illness, and suggestions were made about what the state and federal government could do prevent infection in humans.

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Hudson Valley News
1:22 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

CDC Study Focuses on Spraying Pesticides and Tick-Borne Diseases

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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at whether spraying yards with pesticides reduces the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease. In New York, the study focused on Dutchess County.

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