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Powassan Virus: the Tick-Borne Disease That Can Be Worse Than Lyme

You're likely aware of the risks of contracting Lyme disease and do what you can to lower the odds you’ll get it. But now experts say there’s another tick-borne illness you should be aware of—and it can be much worse than Lyme.

Before you worry too much, know that this illness, Powassan virus, is rare. An average of seven U.S. cases a year have been reported from 2006 to 2015—and in only a few states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, and Massachusetts, according to the Centers for…

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