Tick, tick, tick
The menace of Lyme disease, not long ago practically zero, has increased in Ohio with the advance of deer ticks from warmer southern states into formerly inhospitable territory.
Another potentially debilitating disease carried by deer ticks has emerged. The Powassan virus, first identified in the death of a Canadian boy, is being characterized as a threat in a number of eastern states.
So far, about 75 cases of the disease have been identified during the past 10 years. About 10 percent of infections end in death, and about 50 percent result in permanent disabilities.Click here to return to our blog