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Offline Steve-o

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Please check out this website if you spend time in the north woods.  Separate material I read indicated that infected ticks can start transmitting the virus in as soon as 15 minutes after attachment.  This is bad stuff.

Powassan (POW) virus is transmitted to humans by infected ticks. Approximately 75 cases of POW virus disease were reported in the United States over the past 10 years. Most cases have occurred in the Northeast and Great Lakes region. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory loss. Long-term neurologic problems may occur. There is no specific treatment, but people with severe POW virus illnesses often need to be hospitalized to receive respiratory support, intravenous fluids, or medications to reduce swelling in the brain.

https://www.cdc.gov/powassan/



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Re: You Thought Lime Disease was Bad? Here comes the Powassan Virus
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 01:24:32 PM »
wow......never heard of this one!!!!!!!!!!! confused-3316.gif :scratch: :doah:
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Re: You Thought Lime Disease was Bad? Here comes the Powassan Virus
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 01:30:00 PM »
dang what's next??
a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Re: You Thought Lime Disease was Bad? Here comes the Powassan Virus
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 01:38:17 PM »
dang what's next??
boar might catch a fish!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: OOPS!!!!!!!! :offtopic: :offtopic: :bonk: :bonk: face_plant-2139.gif
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Re: You Thought Lime Disease was Bad? Here comes the Powassan Virus
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 01:43:31 PM »
wow what a zinger. dont know if i recover.fromnthat.   :bonk:

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Re: You Thought Lime Disease was Bad? Here comes the Powassan Virus
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 02:08:52 PM »
Heard of it 75 cases in the USA aint many BUT keep it in mind!!
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/powassan/basics.html
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Re: You Thought Lime Disease was Bad? Here comes the Powassan Virus
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 02:24:49 PM »

We need to raise millions of dollars to stop the spread of this ASAP!  face_plant-2139.gif   :coffee:
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Re: You Thought Lime Disease was Bad? Here comes the Powassan Virus
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 04:01:36 PM »
wow......never heard of this one!!!!!!!!!!! confused-3316.gif :scratch: :doah:


Oh yes you have.....when you screw with me, you gets a *POW* right in da old kisser!  training-087
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Re: You Thought Lime Disease was Bad? Here comes the Powassan Virus
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 04:07:16 PM »
wow......never heard of this one!!!!!!!!!!! confused-3316.gif :scratch: :doah:


Oh yes you have.....when you screw with me, you gets a *POW* right in da old kisser!  training-087
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Re: You Thought Lime Disease was Bad? Here comes the Powassan Virus
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 04:08:10 PM »
wow......never heard of this one!!!!!!!!!!! confused-3316.gif :scratch: :doah:


Oh yes you have.....when you screw with me, you gets a *POW* right in da old kisser!  training-087
A POW in da kisser??Whats daT Myself I'd hit him right in da puss :moon: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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