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The Powassan virus is a rare disease that can be spread to people via a tick bite. Unlike Lyme disease, which is a bacterial infection, the Powassan virus cannot be treated with antibiotics. Half of all survivors may have long-term health issues.
The recent death of an elderly North Jersey man who had contracted Powassan virus after a tick bite has stirred public concern over the rare, incurable. Symptoms of the potentially deadly infection include fever, cough, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting, as well as a decline in white blood cells. SFTS isn’t exactly new, as the first cases of the tick-borne disease were reported in rural parts of the Hubei and Henan provinces back in 2009, and Chinese virologists isolated its pathogen in 2011. Common tick-borne diseases include Lyme disease, Powassan virus disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and more.
Find out the symptoms of 11 illnesses spread by ticks to humans. THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Scientists have a double-shot of bad news about ticks: There’s a new, and potentially fatal, tick-borne illness called Powassan, and this summer looks like it might be one of the worst on record for an increase in the tick population. Many people who become infected with Powassan virus do not develop any symptoms. The incubation period (time from tick bite to onset of illness) ranges from about one week to one month.
POW virus can infect the central nervous system and cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and. While nowhere near as prevalent, another tick-borne disease called Powassan virus carries a serious, sometimes fatal health risk. According to the CDC, approximately 75 cases of Powassan virus have. HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) Scientists have a double-shot of bad news about ticks: There’s a new, and potentially fatal, tick-borne illness called Powassan, and.
THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 Scientists have a double-shot of bad news about ticks: There’s a new, and potentially fatal, tick-borne illness called Powassan, and this summer looks like it might be one. A rare, often lethal virus carried by ticks has infected three people this summer in New Jersey, one of whom died, and caused the death of a New York state man. A man in southern Maine also was.
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