Rare tick disease confined to 2 N.J. counties so far

Cases of a dangerous tick-borne disease called the Powassan virus remain rare in New Jersey, with just three cases reported since 2013.

Those three cases were logged in Warren and Sussex counties, according to the N.J. Department of Health. The last reported case took place in 2015.

Powassan was in the spotlight recently when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detailed the case of a 5-month-old Connecticut infant who got the infection last fall. The boy recovered fully, but not before he had been hospitalized for fever, vomiting and seizures that included facial twitching.

It was Connecticut’s first documented case …read more

Source: NJ.com Sussex

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