Thursday, April 16, 2015

Powassan virus

"Originally discovered two years ago in Warren County, New Jersey when a woman developed symptoms akin to Lyme disease in May 2013, but then died days later. (sic)

Unlike Lyme disease, Powassan can be easily transmitted only hours after being bit by a tick, so Rainey and other health agencies are asking the public to wear long-sleeves when spending time outdoors, and to check vigilantly for ticks that may attach themselves to the body. "


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  1. Courtesy of a colleague: