Powassan Virus Also Spread By Ticks, More Dangerous than Lyme Disease

April 10, 2015 3:38 PM

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Don’t just worry about Lyme disease this summer—Powassan virus is also spread by ticks, and doctors say it could be much more dangerous.

Ticks in the Northeast and around the Great Lakes are carrying the Powassan virus, which can cause encephalitis and meningitis, leaving about half of survivors with permanent neurological symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10% of Powassan virus cases are fat...

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