By Kris Parker
July 10, 2021
By Kris Parker Health officials in Warren County have issued a public warning after a surge in cases of anaplasmosis, a rare disease carried by ticks. In a press release distributed this week, Warren County Health Services reported a four-fold increase in cases of anaplasmosis, a disease caused by bacteria transmitted through tick bites. Anaplasmosis,…
By Stephen Leon
August 19, 2019
Soon after he began taking Lee Ann Sporn’s introductory biology course in the fall of 2018, Bryan confided to his professor that he frequently felt sick, as though he was fighting a mysterious disease that wouldn’t go away. A freshman at Paul Smith’s College near Saranac Lake, Bryan sometimes asked during class to be excused, which Sporn later learned was due to fevers that would spike without warning.
February 19, 2019
For the past five years, biologist Lee Ann Sporn and a team of Paul Smith’s College students and Adirondack Watershed Institute stewards have monitored the rapid spread of tick-borne diseases—especially those rarely found this far north or at these elevations—throughout the region.
By Mike Lynch
August 1, 2018
Last year, 41 people tested positive for Lyme Disease in Franklin County, while Essex County had 121 cases, and Clinton had 55 cases, according to DOH. By comparison, Hamilton County only had one case.