A New Disease Spread by Deer Tic's

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A New Disease Spread by Deer Tic's

Postby eossipov » 25 May 2017 23:45

According to the Georgia Department of Health, no cases of the Powassan virus have been reported in this state yet, but that could change soon, Dr. Taz Bhatia said.

“We haven’t seen Powassan yet, but to be completely honest, we haven’t been testing for Powassan,” she said. “So now that it’s on our radar, if it matches to those symptoms of fever, vomiting, weakness, we’ll be looking for it and testing for it, and seeing what we can do.”

The virus, which is carried by the deer tick spreads when the tick burrows in to the skin.

“Powassan virus might be a more serious, more deadly version of Lyme disease,” Bhatia said. “It can cause meningitis, which is an infection of the brain, it can cause encephalitis, which is a swelling of the brain, and it’s often associated with a fever, or vomiting, weakness.”

Here's a video,
http://www.kgw.com/news/health/potentia ... /441816585

Most of you are probably aware of this, but just in case, I know you're dealing with tic's allot.
I try and subscribe to Hanlon's Razor as a first round indicator, but sometimes there is more, the more is what keeps me up at night.
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