This is the time to enjoy outdoors as weather is finally thawing. However, it is true the ticks probably love the spring more than us. With this the tick-borne illness is sure to arrive and that is something deadlier. For past couple of years such activities have been found in New Jersey.
State epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan with New Jersey Department of Health says in 2013 there was at least one confirmed case of Powassan virus and it resulted in a fatality.