25 years studying Lyme disease on Block Island

Sometime near the middle of an hour-long talk about a 25-year study of Lyme disease on Block Island, Peter Krause, M.D., mentioned a newer tick-borne disease called the Powassan virus. While that particular strain has not been detected on Block Island, Krause said the number of cases in the northeast is on the rise. He described Powassan as a deadly form of the virus.
In fact, a former U.S. Senator from North Carolina, Kay Hagan, died from the virus on Monday, Oct. 28. There are currently no treatments for Powassan, and Krause said scientists are

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