The Dangerous Tick-Borne Illness You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Closeup of a tick on a plant straw

The Dangerous Tick-Borne Illness You’ve Probably Never Heard Of:

Move over, Lyme disease: there’s another tick-borne illness in town, and it is dangerous and the number of cases is increasing.

The disease is called Powassan virus (POW). It recently made the news when state health officials confirmed a baby from Connecticut contracted the virus, and it almost killed the young boy.

Liam Phillips was five months old when his battle with the rare and debilitating illness began. His mother, Desiree Phillips, recently discussed the family’s ordeal with ABC57.

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