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Tick season and it’s killer, Powassan

Tick season and it’s killer, Powassan

May 21, 2017

By: Anna Rhoads '19 Powassan, a tick-borne virus, is hitting the Northeast with more momentum than ever. The infection is said to be worse than Lyme disease and in many cases, deadly. Due to the warmer winters, places like Westport have seen an increase in the tick population. Another reason ...

Powassan Virus makes an appearance in Fairfield County

Powassan Virus makes an appearance in Fairfield County

Katelyn DeAgro, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

Recently, ticks carrying the potentially deadly Powassan virus have been found crawling in Bridgeport and Branford. “Of course it's scary for any disease to be so near [to us],” Camila Meyer-Bosse ’17 said. “But, there isn’t much we can do.” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, t...

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