Maine records first case and death from tick borne Powassan virus this year

Tick CDC The Maine CDC says a Sagadahoc County resident has died of Powassan virus disease. (Maine CDC)

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • This is the third recorded Powassan death in Maine since 2015.
  • People can be infected by the Powassan virus through the bite of an infected deer tick or woodchuck tick.
  • The CDC says the adult victim developed neurologic symptoms and died in the hospital.

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