Powassan virus, spread by ticks, could be worse than Lyme disease

April 11, 2015 8:39 AM

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NEW YORK -- It spreads like Lyme disease, but doctors say it's even worse. Ticks in parts of the northeastern U.S. and around the Great Lakes have been found to carry a rare and potentially life-threatening virus.

CBS2 New York reports, doctors warn that the Powassan virus can come on with very sudden, severe symptoms. There is no known treatment or cure.

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