Every year, we hear about how ticks are bad and to keep an eye on our bodies as well as lost in the fur of our animals. You may have brushed this year's off as another warning, until this picture started trending on Facebook.
In July, a Saratoga County man died after he was infected by the Powassan virus carried by an infected tick. Since then, the Health Department had expanded its tick collection and testing effort. Now the results are in and the findings are concerning.
We are at the end of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and in recognition, officials from The New York State Health Department and Saratoga County health officials conducted what they’re calling “tick sweeps”.