Different types of viruses are coming out in the world, which are very dangerous for humans. Scientists and doctors have the cure for some viruses, while some virus-caused diseases are still incurable. In this episode, Powassan virus remains a challenge for health experts around the world. The remedy for the disease caused by this virus spread by tick bites has not yet been discovered. At the same time, a death case has also come to light in America due to this virus.
Due to this, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that after one death from this rare virus, health officials are alerting people about the deadly Powassan virus disease, which is an incurable disease spread by ticks. According to The Independent, 25 people in the US are infected with the Powassan virus every year. Powassan virus is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected deer tick, groundhog tick or squirrel tick. Although cases of Powassan are rare, more cases have been reported in recent years. Powassan virus infection has been reported in humans in the US, Canada and Russia. Let us know how Povasan virus can be prevented…
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people infected with Powassan virus have very few symptoms. It may take 1 week to 1 month for symptoms to appear in people who are infected. Early symptoms may include fever, headache, vomiting and weakness. Powassan virus can cause serious illness, including infection of the brain (encephalitis). Symptoms of severe disease include confusion, lack of coordination, difficulty speaking, and seizures. About 1 in 10 people with severe disease dies.
There is no medicine to prevent or treat Powassan virus infection. Antibiotics do not treat viruses. People who are seriously infected with the virus are in dire need of treatment.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 26, 2023, 10:51 AM