Powassan virus prompts officials to expand tick monitoring

April 16, 2015 8:20 PM

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Powassan virus prompts officials to expand tick monitoring

A sudden spike in cases of an extremely rare, but potentially deadly virus south of the border has prompted health officials in Canada to expand their monitoring of ticks for the disease.

Testing for Powassan virus is being broadened to include blacklegged ticks, says the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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