2 CT locations test positive for tick borne disease

The disease, carried by deer ticks, is said to be more dangerous than Lyme disease and does not have a treatment or cure.

The disease, carried by deer ticks, is said to be more dangerous than Lyme disease and does not have a treatment or cure. (4/9/15)

NEW HAVEN - Two locations in Connecticut have tested positive for a rare tick borne disease known as Powassan virus.

The disease, carried by deer ticks, is said to be more dangerous than Lyme disease and does not have a treatment or cure.

It has been found in North Branford and Bridgeport.

Powassan virus causes flu-like symptoms, but can also lead to comas or death.

 

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Tick Borne Disease

CDC.gov - Powassan

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