Tag archive for ‘Powassan virus’
By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 14th, 2015

New Hampshire releases ‘Tickborne Disease Prevention Plan’

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has released a Tickborne Disease Prevention Plan that provides detailed information about the tickborne More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Tickborne diseases: It’s not just Lyme disease

Ticks are arachnids, like spiders, scorpions and mites,  from the Class Arachnida. While most tick bites do not transmit infectious disease, some very serious infections can be contracted from the bite of this More...

By Robert On Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Maine CDC Director, Dr Sheila Pinette discusses Powassan virus

Just about everyone is familiar with the tickborne bacterial disease, Lyme disease; however, last month, a Knox County, Maine woman died after a several week long battle with a tickborne virus many people are unfamiliar More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Powassan death in Maine, CDC release tick borne stats

A 73-year-old woman from South Thomaston woman died from the relatively rare Powassan (POWV) virus, according to a Portland Press Herald report Wednesday. The report by Edward Murphy notes that Marilyn Ruth Snow, More...

By Robert On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
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New York: Powassan virus confirmed in two Putnam County residents

Two people in the  in the lower Hudson River Valley county of Putnam have been confirmed positive for the tick borne illness, Powassan (POWV) virus, according to county health officials. Health officials report More...

By Robert On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Chuck Schumer calls on the CDC to increase research on Powassan virus, other tick-borne diseases

Upon the recent discovery of the presence of Powassan virus in ticks in the Hudson Valley, New York’s senior Senator is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to immediately allocate More...

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