Powassan tick VirusPowassan tick Virus
A tick-ing time bomb that has Schumer asking for fed help
August, 2013 Sen Chuck Schumer is requesting federal aid to combat Powassan, a tick-borne illness that is deadly in 30% of cases.
Here's a tick-ing time bomb the feds better not ignore.
Sen. Chuck Schumer called Sunday for federal help to combat tick-borne illnesses after the deadly Powassan virus was discovered upstate and in the Hudson Valley region close to the city.
“Powassan virus is a rare but dangerous disease now present in New York and we haven’t done nearly enough at the federal level to tackle it,” Schumer (D-N.Y.)
Lyme, tick-borne illnesses get even more terrifying
The height of tick season generally brings a spate of scary stories about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, and this year's seem especially high on the heebie-jeebies scale.
Lyme disease itself has long been confounding, but the Boston Globe today zeroes in on an especially vexing fact: About 25% of patients continue experiencing symptoms — debilitating headaches, sore joints, nausea, etc. — long after they finish the standard month-long treatment of oral antibiotics.
Medically speaking, they should be fine, but they're nowhere near it. Did the bacteria dodge the antibiotics and infiltrate the body's nervous system? Maybe the Lyme triggered a different illness? Should patients stay on antibiotics long-term?
Most specialists thinks the latter is a bad idea for a host of reasons, but it's the only relief for some patients, including the woman featured in the Globe story.
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Powassan tick Virus
April 10, 2015 - Powassan virus is a tick-borne disease making its way across the United States, and it’s scary. There is currently no treatment for Powassan. Its not your average Lyme disease. Its transmitted within 15 minutes of the bite. You have a one out of 3 of dying if you get bitten by it. Its a deadly disease and there is no cure.
Symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory loss. There is no specific treatment, but people with severe Powassan virus illnesses often need to be hospitalized to receive respiratory support, intravenous fluids, or medications to reduce swelling in the brain.
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.