Rare tick-borne illness worries some medical professionals

If you are susceptible to tick bites, doctors are warning of another tick-borne virus that is considered worse than Lyme disease.


Powassan virus is considered rare, but it is more deadly than the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, "Today" reported.

There have only been 75 cases of it reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2006 and 2015, there were only 68 cases, with most being reported in Minnesota.

The most recent case, not part of the CDC's statistical map, was a 5-month-old baby in Connecticut, "Today" reported.