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Powassan Virus Spreads In Ticks Along Maine Coast

May 2017 - Two Midcoast Main residents contract serious tick-borne virus

AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that two Midcoast adults contracted Powassan Encephalitis.

Both cases were reported to the CDC last week. In the two cases, the individuals became ill in late April and were hospitalized. The cases were confirmed through testing at CDC's center in Fort Collins, Colo. Both individuals were released from the hospital and are recovering.

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