Powassan Disease

TICK-BORNE POWASSAN VIRUS IS DEADLIER THAN LYME DISEASE

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 14, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) - You’ve heard of Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Rabbit Fever—all diseases spread by ticks, and all have spread to our region after first starting elsewhere in the country.  But now there’s a tick-borne illness that’s much deadlier than those ailments.  It’s called Powassan, or Pow for short.