Tick-Borne Illness Spreading Across Midwest

OMAHA- With summer fast-approaching, it is time to be aware of ticks and the diseases they spread.

Of special concern this year is a tick-borne illness known as Powassan. According to Creighton University biologist Dr. Theodore Burk says within the last 10 years a total of 75 cases of Powassan have been confirmed in the Northeast and upper Midwest…

The US Centers for Disease Control says because of recent mild winters, tick populations in these areas, may increase in the future, leading to increases in the diseases they carry.