'With every visit to the doctor she got worse': an American died of a very rare disease carried by ticks

Tamela Wilson died three weeks after being bitten by the tick - only the fifth confirmed case of the life-threatening disease since it was first identified in 2014, MSN reports. Having worked at Meramec State Park in Missouri for more than a decade…

Inflammation of the brain and death: ticks in the US spread a dangerous rare virus

The black-legged or deer tick is best known for spreading Lyme disease, but it can transmit various other viruses through its bites, such as the Powassan virus. This virus can cause a fatal brain infection, reports Insider. The Powassan virus is rare compared to...

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