Well, this is terrifying: A tick-borne disease that is not treatable, and is worse than lyme…
“A rare disease called Powassan is spread by the same tick that carries Lyme disease.
Powassan attacks the nervous system, affecting memory, thinking, and balance – and it can be deadly.
The virus is spread through deer ticks and there is no treatment for it.”
An indication that we should all be living indoors? No, but definitely educate yourselves, use repellent, and check yo’self regularly after being outdoors!
It’s hard to even post this picture… Looking at it gives me a major case of the heebie-jeebies!
Melissa recently posted more info about preventing tick bites. Read more about prevention here, and stay healthy, CFers!