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Diseases From Ticks Rise Dramatically

June 18, 2018

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - New York State has some of the highest numbers of disease cases from ticks in the U.S. From 2004 to 2016, these numbers totaled 69,313, second only to Pennsylvania with 73,610, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. In response, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a statewide tick-borne disease control plan. 

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Spring Brings Increased Risk for Rabies to Putnam

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - Rabies is a serious threat to the health of humans and animals and is deadly when left untreated. As the temperature rises, the numbers of rabies cases increase as well. Springtime is when wild baby animals are born and bats often return to the local area. 

In New York State, more than half of the rabies cases in wild animals are in raccoons, followed by bats, skunks ...

Mahopac Marks 20 Years of Relay For Life

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mother Nature cooperated and sunny skies greeted participants in Mahopac’s 20th annual Relay For Life on Saturday—the annual major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. 

According to the event’s community manager, Tracey Walsh, the fundraiser reached its goal of $250,000, bringing the total funds raised to $4.75 million over its 20-year ...

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