Tag: Tick Information
Is the Tick-borne Powassan Virus on the Rise in NJ?
Ticks are known for carrying viruses that can cause serious illness, including Lyme Disease. Health officials in New Jersey are also tracking the occurrences of a potentially fatal tick-borne disease called Powassan virus. In 2013, a 51-year-old woman in Warren County, NJ died after contracting this virus, which can cause brain inflammation, or encephalitis. While […]