Fighting Chronic Lyme Disease

Encephalitis Virus Found in Local Ticks

tickonfinger“First there was Lyme disease. Then came two malaria-like infectious diseases, babesiosis and anaplasmosis. Now a new study indicates that an unexpectedly high percentage of black-legged ticks in the mid-Hudson Valley also carry a virus that can cause swelling of the brain and, in some cases, death.

The study, published today in the journal Parasites and Vectors, found a variant of the virus responsible for Powassan encephalitis was present in ticks collected over a five-year period in Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Sullivan counties.”

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"In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of Chronic Lyme Disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine."
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
Board Certified Internist + training in Pathology and Critical Care Medicine / NY