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Tick researchers found Powassan virus in these Maine towns

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Tick researchers found Powassan virus in these Maine towns

 
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When a Maine woman died suddenly in 2013 after a tick bite, the state went on alert against the dangerous virus that claimed her life.

Marilyn Ruth Snow, a Rockland-area artist, fell ill almost immediately after finding a tick stubbornly embedded in her shoulder that November. She died just weeks later.

http://vitalsigns.bangordailynews.com/2017/04/26/home/tick-researchers-found-powassan-virus-in-these-maine-towns

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Wonderful, I'm square in the center of Powassan virus country.:unsure:

Ticks are a major reason I don't travel the southern Maine woods much anymore. 

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ugh, Ticks are the worst. 

I fish one of those areas frequently (shown on the map in the link) and last November pulled off an embedded deer tick from one of those areas, luckily I didn't get any rash/show any symptoms.

Honestly I feel like there is only two months in Maine you don't have to worry about ticks; January and February, anything else seems to be fair game (yes I've seen ticks in December and March). 

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Found 12 wood ticks after a walk down the "fishermans trail" on the ducktrap everyone really needs to be ready it's gonna be a bad season for them!

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