Fatal Tick-Borne Virus is popping up in New Jersey

April 16, 2015 11:19 AM

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Experts have expressed concern for fatal tick-borne virus and is known to have caused human deaths, which can be now on the loose in New Jersey. Known as the Powassan virus, the state led to the fatality of Warren County woman, 51 years old, two years ago and “seems to be in northwestern New Jersey,” so says the director of the Division of Public Health Hunterdon County, Tadgh Rainey.

People infected with Powassan virus are likely to experience symptoms very similar to those of Lyme disease, including telltale rash, headache and fever associated with the disease. Official statistics from the Centers for Disease Control suggests that New Jersey has the fourth highest number of cas...

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