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A Maine resident hires a rare disease with ticks, which can cause brain infections, death, says CDC



A Maine resident was infected with a rare, but usually severe, tick-borne illness that can cause brain infections and meningitis, and in some cases lead to death. Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in a release Wednesday that the resident who had not been identified had shown symptoms of human disease of Powassan encephalitis ̵

1; more commonly called Powassan virus – at the end of June hospitalized, the State CDC did not say whether the resident had recovered or not. brain (encephalitis) or membranes around the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – usually spreads to humans after they are bitten by an infected woody fish or deer. The federal agency claims that those who live or work near shrub or tree areas are more likely to be exposed to potentially infected ticks.

Most cases of the Powassan virus – first discovered in Powassan, Ontario in 1958 – occurred in the northeast and in the Great Lakes region

Infected with the virus usually experience fever, headache, vomiting , weakness, confusion, convulsions and memory loss, in the Maine CDC, which also notes: neurological problems may occur. "

" Symptoms can begin anytime from one week to one month after a tick bite. There is no specific treatment, but people with severe Powassan virus often need to be hospitalized, "she added. swollen around the brain, but there is no medicine to treat the virus, nor is there a vaccine to prevent it, and about 10% of the cases lead to death, according to the federal health agency. an average of 7 cases reported each year in the US In Maine, 11 cases of Powassan virus occurred since 2000, state health officials said.

Fox News Alexandria Hain contributed to this report
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