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Connecticut reports first death of year, second case of Powassan virus from tick bite

10 States With The Most Bed Bug Problems “Although bed bugs do not transmit disease to humans, they can pose an elusive threat to households,” said Chelle Hartzer, an Orkin entomologist. NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced the second case of Powassan virus (POWV) …

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Connecticut reports first death of year, second case of Powassan virus from tick bite

10 States With The Most Bed Bug Problems “Although bed bugs do not transmit disease to humans, they can pose an elusive threat to households,” said Chelle Hartzer, an Orkin entomologist. NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced the second case of Powassan virus (POWV) …

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Connecticut woman dies from tick-borne Powassan virus

A Connecticut woman in her 90s died last month of tick-borne Powassan virus, the Confirmation from the Connecticut Department of Public Health Tuesday. The woman fell ill in early May with symptoms including fever, altered mental status, headache, chills, chest pain and nausea, the department said. She had a tick removed two weeks before her …

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The woman was 90 years old and was in New London County, which borders Rhode Island.  Doctors said she died two weeks after being admitted to hospital when she became 'unresponsive'.  She tested positive for the Powassan virus which is transmitted to humans by deer or blacklegged ticks (pictured above)

Connecticut woman in her 90s dies after testing positive for rare tick-borne Powassan virus

Connecticut woman in her 90s dies after testing positive for rare tick-borne Powassan virus a month after being bitten The woman was in her 90s and in New London County which borders Rhode Island Health chiefs said she was admitted to hospital with fever, headache, chest pain and ‘altered mental status’ two weeks after being …

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