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Beware – New tick-borne disease is worse than Lyme

A new study finds a tick-borne disease known as Borrelia miyamotoi is now infecting people across the Northeast, and in some cases the symptoms are so extreme that people have gone to the hospital.

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Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks

Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats -- a distant relative of Lyme that's easy to confuse with other illnesses.

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Deadly tick-borne virus is raising health concerns in New Jersey

The Powassan virus has gained the attention of health officials in New Jersey. It's rarer than Lyme disease, but this tick-borne illness is deadlier and has had some activity in the Garden State over the past couple years.

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An uptick in ticks? [AUDIO]

Many exterminators are reporting high volumes of tick-related calls, not uncommon this time of year, but there are measures than can be taken to prevent being bitten.

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Jersey Ticks Can Cause Serious Problems [AUDIO]

Ticks, and the bacteria they carry, are a year-round issue, but in New Jersey, it's the next few months in which their presence is more known and dangerous.

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NJ Woman Dies of Rare Tick Virus

New Jersey health officials say the state has had its first confirmed death from a rare tick-borne virus.

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300,000 New Cases of Lyme Disease a Year

Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday.

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Lyme Disease Remains Major Issue In NJ [AUDIO]

Lyme Disease afflicts thousands of people in New Jersey alone and Congressman Chris Smith wants to see prevention, research and treatment for the debilitating disease increased.

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Map Pinpoints Lyme Disease Risk Areas

Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

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