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Powassan Virus: A Dangerous New Tick Borne Disease

ixodes scapularis - carrier of dangerous diseases A potentially deadly tick borne disease known as the Powassan (POW) virus has emerged and should be of concern to residents of Long Island. Although relatively few cases have appeared, the symptoms and consequences of POW can be severe. The disease can infect the central nervous system [...]

May 4th, 2017|

Tick…tick…tick….

Tick waiting for host Sorry to say this, but it's time to sign up and get ready for the tick invasion starting this spring Make no mistake about it: we're going into springtime this year under the threat of a good-sized explosion in our tick population, including lone star ticks and black-legged deer [...]

February 7th, 2017|