Connecticut reports its first case of tick-borne Powassan virus in 2022: What to know

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced the state’s first reported Powassan virus infection of the year this past Wednesday. Powassan virus is a rare disease spread by the same tick that causes Lyme disease, according to a recent press release.  "The identification of a Connecticut resident with Powassan virus associated illness emphasizes the need to take actions to prevent tic...

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