Tick Borne Encephalitis Attributed to Powassan Virus in Canada

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH), in a media release, has reported that there is a suspected case of tick-borne encephalitis under investigation at their facilities. Tick borne encephalitis is a rare disease resulting in central nervous system manifestations and this case is thought to have been caused by Powassan Virus, a member of the … Continue reading Tick Borne Encephalitis Attributed to Powassan Virus in Canada

Bourbon Virus: A Novel Tick Borne Virus Discovered After Kansas Fatality

In the summer of 2014, a resident of Kansas succumbed to what was thought to be a disease similar to a tick borne disease though the laboratory investigations failed to turn up any evidence for Ehrlichiosis or other similar diseases, including the recently discovered Heartland virus. This disease has now been diagnosed to have been … Continue reading Bourbon Virus: A Novel Tick Borne Virus Discovered After Kansas Fatality