• Maine April 21, 2022 12:01 am

    Maine Resident Dies of Rare Tick-Borne Virus

    Maine public health officials are urging people in the state to take certain precautions in order to prevent tick bites after a person there died of Powassan virus. The rare illness is tick-borne, transmitted in bites from woodchuck or deer ticks and can cause severe health problems like brain and spinal inflammation, along with vomiting, fever and seizures. According to…

  • ticks February 14, 2022 7:15 pm

    More Ticks Test Positive for Lyme Disease in Maine

    The University of Maine’s tick lab found that a higher percentage of ticks tested positive for the pathogen that causes Lyme disease last year than the previous year. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab said recently that the rate of infection for Lyme disease grew by almost 6%. The 2021 rate was a little more than 42% while…

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