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A New York Man Was Killed by a Rare Brain-Infecting Disease Spread by Ticks

The female deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), seen here laying eggs, can spread several diseases, including the Powassan virus.Photo: Sue Partridge (CDC)The most dangerous bug in the United States helped kill a New York resident, state health officials reported Thursday. The man is believed to have died from a viral disease spread by ticks called Powassan… Continue reading