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CDC: CT Child Was Infected With Rare Tick-Borne Virus

A Hartford, Connecticut, baby has been diagnosed with Powassan virus, a rare tick-borne disease, WFSB reports. More aggressive than Lyme disease, symptoms can manifest within minutes of infection. A linked CDC bulletin explained that other symptoms include seizures, fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, memory loss and possible long-term neurologic problems. With spring already here and the heat of summer on the way, this fairly new tick disease puts us on notice to prepare for ticks before...

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