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Another Tick-Borne Microbe? The Bourbon Virus

The Bourbon Virus, believed to be tick-borne, recently took the life of a Missouri women. To date, the virus have been discovered in Southeast Kansas, Central Oklahoma, and eastern Missouri. However, this does not mean that ticks carrying this virus are secluded to these areas. Not much is known about this mysterious virus as only […]

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New Tick-Borne Disease? Powassan Virus

What is Powassan Virus? Powassan Virus was first discovered in 1958 in Powassan, Ontario. In the US we are becoming more aware of it’s presence as more individuals are being diagnosed. Powassan Virus can be contracted from the bite of a deer tick (also known as the blacklegged tick). Signs of Powassan Virus Some individuals […]

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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is an infection that can affect most animals, including humans. It is typically transmitted by ticks when one bites into its host. The pathogens entering into the bloodstream, and can wreak havoc on any area of the body. Ticks that carry Lyme are found in many areas of the world. However, some areas […]