Category Archives: Powassan Virus

The Deer Tick Brings Yet Another Disease Risk to Massachusetts

The Powassan virus (POW) has now made its presence known in the Cape. In fact, 4 of 6 local sites setup for testing by the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at Umass- Amherst have confirmed … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease’s Dangerous “Cousin”: Powassan Virus Is On The Rise

Powassan Virus (POWV) is making news again and it affects you and Essex tick control. In large part, as theorized by Yale’s Dr. Durland Fish, professor of epidemiology, this is due to the rise in infection noticed in the deer … Continue reading

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