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Registered: 03-2015
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Killer Ticks


Powassan virus: A rare and deadly tick disease hits the United States. Is a potentially fatal Illness which is spread by ticks and has no known treatments. The Powassan tick borne virus was first found in Bridgeport and Brandford Connecticut. The Infection is spread in much the same manner as Lyme Disease and has similar symptoms. The virus can effect the central nervous system and cause encephalitis and meningitis. Symptoms are headache, nausea and fever. You can also experience seizures, high fevers, stiff neck. It comes so suddenly and their is no cure.

Be-careful this spring and summer and check your clothes after you come in from your outdoor adventure.
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