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Higher cases of tick-borne anaplasmosis found in Columbia, Greene Counties

Higher cases of tick-borne anaplasmosis found in Columbia, Greene Counties Photo: File.

July 11, 2017 01:43 PM

Cases of the tick-borne illness, anaplasmosis, are increasing in Columbia and Greene Counties. NewsChannel 13 reported a significant increase in the number of cases of anaplasmosis in Rensselaer County on Friday.

The Columbia County Health Department says they've seen 36 cases of anaplasmosis so far this year. That's up from 24 cases at this time last year. There are also 71 cases of Lyme disease. This time last year, there were just 24.

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In Greene County, confirmed cases of Lyme and anaplasmosis are also up slightly. The health department says this is the height of tick season.

This was expected to be a bad one because of the recent warm winters and wet weather.

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