New Milford man dies after contracting tick-borne illness

<p>A man from New Milford has died after contracting a tick-borne illness.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2017, 12:33 PM

Updated 2,461 days ago

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New Milford man dies after contracting tick-borne illness
A man from New Milford has died after contracting a tick-borne illness.
According to the state medical examiner's office, Michael Yoder, 55, died after contracting an infection from a tick bite.
The illness is caused by a parasite that gives people flu-like symptoms.
In severe cases, the disease can cause anemia that leads to organ failure.


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