Tick-borne disease NYS DOH Confirms Powassan Virus Case In Dutchess By Allison Dunne • Oct 20, 2017 Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS) Listen Listening... / 0:50 The New York state Department of Health has confirmed a case of Powasssan virus in Dutchess County. The rare tick-borne disease is the county’s first case this year. Lyme Disease Info Bill Passes NYS Senate By Allison Dunne • May 24, 2016 WAMC / Dave Lucas Listen Listening... / 0:40 A bill on a Lyme disease information campaign from a New York state lawmaker from the Hudson Valley, has passed the Senate. Cary Institute, Bard Receive Grant For Large-Scale Tick Control Study By Allison Dunne • Apr 29, 2016 Listen Listening... / 4:49 Two institutions in the Hudson Valley have received a $5 million grant for a large-scale study aimed at reducing tick populations and Lyme disease. The five-year project is the first to explore Lyme disease management for entire communities. House Bill On Tick-Borne Diseases Advances By Allison Dunne • Jul 31, 2014 Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies A tick-borne disease research bill authored by a New York congressman is making progress.